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Exposing Climate Pollution

We investigate and expose the sources of pollution and illegal actors that undermine our climate goals and prevent environmental justice.

Our groundbreaking investigations and reports pinpoint some of the most problematic bad actors preventing or delaying effective implementation of climate policies. By utilizing a variety of investigative methods, sources, and robust data gathering to expose the truth, we seek to inform the most effective responses to underlying issues with policy implementation and enforcement.

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On Thin Ice

  EIA’s investigative report On Thin Ice: How the NHL is Cheating the Climate exposes an arrangement to promote climate misinformation and greenwash super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants involving the National Hockey League and chemical producer Chemours. At a time when science unequivocally tells us that we need immediate and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gases to […]

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Unkept Promises: Chemours Newest Targets Miss the Mark

Following EIA’s call to cease irresponsible operations and subsequent mounting press pressure, the American chemical giant, the Chemours company released a new statement on their climate goals yesterday. Given the fact that Chemours has failed to honor its past announcements, we sincerely hope this time the company will actually address the massively high emissions from […]

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Press Release

EIA Calls on Chemours to Immediately End Activities Causing HFC-23 Emissions

A press release today from the American chemical giant, the Chemours Company, reveals the company’s unfulfilled promises and blatant disregard for the global climate. The statement announces a project to reduce emissions of one of the most potent climate pollutants known to mankind, HFC-23, by the end of 2022. This “new” announcement comes more than […]

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Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate Pollution

  An EIA investigation into dozens of supermarkets in the greater Washington, D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland, found a majority of stores to be leaking super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants. Our investigation focused on Walmart and other top-grossing supermarkets in the region and used industry-accepted refrigerant leak detectors. Sixty percent of the Walmart stores investigated […]

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“Don’t Discount our Future” Campaign Targets Trader Joe’s Cocoa Sourcing and Climate-Damaging Refrigeration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 10, 2020 – Trader Joe’s ranks poorly among U.S. grocery stores when it comes to both ethical chocolate (in terms of child labor and deforestation concerns) and super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used as refrigerants. A new push by Green America and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) tackles both issues in a bid […]

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Climate-friendly Supermarket Scorecard

Supermarkets Failing to Tackle Super Pollutant HFCs Washington D.C. — Today, EIA launched the Climate-friendly Supermarket Scorecard assessing the largest U.S. supermarkets on actions and commitments to reduce hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) – potent greenhouse gases used in cooling. Although climate-friendly options are readily available, American supermarkets continue to rely mainly on HFCs with thousands of times […]