Environmental Integrity Project

Founding Year: 2002

Staff: 30

Budget: $5.5M

Eric Schaeffer (Founder and Executive Director)

Advocates for effective enforcement of environmental laws and staffed by former EPA enforcement attorneys, public interest lawyers, analysts, investigators, and community organizers. They act as a “watchdog ” to help ” help level the playing field by giving communities the legal and technical resources they need to claim their rights under environmental laws.”


  • Chesapeake Bay and Factory Farms: addressing runoff from agriculture,  cities and town, industry and sewage treatment plants
  • Pollution from 400 coal-fired power plants
  • Environmental Justice: engages with residents, makes air and water pollution data accessible, and reduces pollution through environmental permit reviews
  • Fracking: Addressed through advocacy, regulatory work, and litigation
  • Wood Bioenergy: Challenging the growth of the industry
  • Fighting deregulation in air, water and waste




Environmental Integrity Project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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