NELC works side by side with a number of environmental and public health organizations in lawsuits to protect citizens and the environment from polluters. Some of the organizations we have worked with over the last twenty years are listed below.
A federation of state-based, citizen-funded environmental advocacy organizations. Environment America’s professional staff in 29 states and Washington, D.C., combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for the environment. Environment America draws on 30 years of success in tackling environmental problems.Learn More
FindLaw provides a myriad of legal resources, including news, opinions and commentary, a legal dictionary, court decisions, case summaries, codes of statutes and regulations, and other helpful and up to date information.Visit FindLaw
Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) is a publicly available database on EPA’s website that contains inspection, compliance, and violation information for the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and hazardous waste laws for regulated facilities.Visit ECHO
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available database on EPA’s website that contains information on toxic chemical releases at facilities. Search using facility identifying information found on ECHO or by using geographic information. Results provide pollution information in aggregate (i.e. total annual air releases), and broken out by pollutant. TRI data reflect annual emissions and do not indicate the frequency or duration of the emissions.Visit TRI