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The Ocala Star-Banner - Pollution risks?
November 30, 2005 — "Whether they (Royal Oak) go away or whether they stay it has to be worked out for the neighbors, our health concerns, our livelihood, and having to live there. We can't open our windows unless it rains. You pray for it to rain."
Nashua Telegraph - Mistake admitted
October 30, 2004 — Governor Benson misused information from Scorecard.org to launch attacks against Democratic candidate John Lynch's business record. "This is doing a smear, playing with the numbers and using facts documented on a nonpartisan, third-party Web site. Yes, we're going to call them on it."
Concord Monitor - Expert disputes anti-Lynch Benson ad
October 30, 2004 — Gov. Craig Benson manipulated and exaggerated claims in ads blasting the corporate environmental record of his Democratic opponent, John Lynch, according to the group cited as the source of the information..."This is a Web site that likes to point the finger at polluters, and we are not pointing the finger at these guys."
University of Michigan School of Information - Community Networking Initiative
January 1, 2002 — School of Information picks Scorecard as the most outstanding internet resource on the environment
Environment - TRI - A First Step
November 1, 2001 — Systematic analysis to identify high priority targets is within the capability of anyone with an Internet connection and a half hour to play with the ranking options.
National Post - Government portal is a wasted opportunity
May 11, 2001 — A coalition of Canadian environmental groups took other government data recently and launched pollutionwatch.org -- an amazing Web site where you can go in and type in your postal code and all this information comes up on airborne pollutants....The site uses Environment Canada data already available on the Internet. Why did it take a bunch of underfunded environmental groups to make that information easy to access?
Newsday.com - Zip Your Way To a Scorecard On Air Quality
May 9, 2001 — When I visited a new Web site, ForMyWorld, a joint project of Environmental Defense and the National Wildlife Federation, entered my ZIP code on its home page and selected the "pollution" menu heading, I learned more than I wanted to know.
Le Monde Interactif - De quoi les journalistes ont-ils peur?
April 30, 2001 — L'iliment le plus nouveau est l'iclosion de sites sur lesquels les informations ne proviennent pas de midias traditionnels. C'est le fait d'abord de certaines organisations de type non gouvernemental qui font un travail sirieux dans un domaine qu'ils connaissent bien. Cela va du suivi des crises internationales (CrisisWeb) ` la lutte contre le Sida (Aegis.org), ou ` l'icologie (Scorecard.org).
BRANCHEZ-VOUS - Ditectez les pollueurs!
April 22, 2001 — un service qui permet de ditecter les pollueurs de votre quartier
The St. Catherines Standard - Welland tops Niagara toxic list
April 11, 2001 — "It is the first of its kind in Canada to bring all this data together this way," said Burkhard Mausberg, executive director of Pollution Watch.
Saskatoon Globaltv - Web Site Targets Companies Polluting Your Area
April 10, 2001
SiliconValley.com - Web site to let Canadians check local air quality
April 10, 2001 — launched...by three prominent environmental groups at a cost of about C$500,000 ($320,000), the service is modeled after a similar effort in the United States.
Risk Policy Report - Environmentalists' Site Shows Cancer risk from Single Facilities
February 21, 2000 — "We're starting to translate the raw numbers on toxic emissions into the level of health risk that they pose for people living near the source...It's a translation that's long overdue."
Risk Policy Report - State & Local Officials Urge EPA Action on Mobile Source Toxics
February 21, 2000 — "State and local air officials highlighted the impact that EPA's Cumulative Exposure Project has had in driving renewed awareness on air toxics issue....Environmental Defense has placed the CEP data on a searchable environmental Scorecard...bringing significant new attention to the issue."
Smart Computing - Best Little Known Web Sites: Need to Know
February 1, 2000 — "The tips offered at the Scorecard not only help in life, but they could also help you to live."
Detroit News - Facility tied to pollution: National group says New Haven Foundry poses cancer risk
January 30, 2000 — "A New York-based environmental group has put the New Haven Foundry -- the village's largest employer -- on its list of cancer-risk facilities because of alleged air pollution. According to computer projections by Environmental Defense, the foundry's emissions produce an added cancer risk in the surrounding area. 'As far as I know, we're complying with all state and federal requirements,' said Daniel Nowicki, director of finance and administration at the foundry."
Lincoln Journal Star - Study calls Cozad a high risk for cancer
January 28, 2000 — "The Tenneco Automotive plant in Cozad was ranked No. 23 in the nation for its high levels of chromium compound emissions and its proximity to Cozad's residential areas in a national study by Environmental Defense, a New York-based nonprofit group....'We seek to drive down our emissions each year,' Susan Lamberts, plant manager, said. 'Going forward, we will analyze this new data as we look for continuous improvement.'"
Washington Post - Web Sites Offer Helpful Information to Buyers and Owners
December 4, 1999 — "Want to check out the relative environmental quality of your community or one to which you're considering moving? Then log onto Scorecard."
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Questions in the air -- Report on Manatee's pollution levels deserves further review.
August 9, 1999 — "Are Manatee County residents breathing some of the most polluted air in Florida? So it would appear from a report by the Environmental Defense Fund. The report warrants further investigation. Manatee officials must not brush the air-quality issue aside....There's already ample evidence that the commission needs to aggressively push for better air quality"
Risk Policy Report - EDF Moves to Expand Risk Information on Its 'Scorecard' Website
July 16, 1999 — "In an effort to bolster its chemical-information website, the Environmental Defense Fund has submitted a freedom-of-information request for an agency risk project recently delayed by EPA.... The move is intended to pry from the agency a cutting-edge risk model that has been tied up by what EDF sources say is protracted debate.... The model has been peer-reviewed and is highly regarded by EPA enforcement directors who plan to use it in priority-setting and planning."
The Washington Post - Letters to the Editor
May 23, 1999 — "A recent report of the Environmental Defense Fund on Zip code 20147, which is Ashburn, contains alarming statistics. Loudoun is in the Washington-Maryland-Virginia nonattainment area for failing to meet the national ambient air quality standard for air pollutants.... What is causing these scary statistics? Development."
Oregonian - Pollution study cites small firms, autos
May 14, 1999 — "...[R]isks from cancer-causing air pollutants in Multnomah County are 520 times higher than the health standard that Congress set in 1990, when it amended the Clean Air Act."
The Doings - Hillsdale, Illinois - Air quality figures point to culpability shift
May 7, 1999 — "The popular perception that big industry generates the lion's share of pollutants is not necessarily wrong, it's simply out of date.... We've put a lot of effort into trying to get those sources under control, and those efforts are paying off now. But we haven't put as much effort into controlling emissions from mobile sources -- cars and trucks and that kind of thing -- and we've put virtually no effort at all into the smaller area sources -- small businesses and so forth -- so those problems are showing up now."
The News-Journal - Cancer concerns rise with pollution
April 26, 1999 — "Clean air is hard to come by in Florida and that may be boosting the cancer risk in the state, according to an analysis of air pollution levels in the nation."
The GreenScene - Radio Show #12: EDF's Chemical Scorecard
April 15, 1999 — "Enter your zip code and the Chemical Scorecard goes to work. You'll find out if your town meets clean air standards and which companies are releasing toxic chemicals. You can use the Chemical Scorecard to contact those companies directly. You can also find out more about the chemicals themselves and their effect on your health. The 'Chemical Scorecard' is empowering and simple to use."
www.projectcool.com - Sightings, April 1999
April 1, 1999 — "Scorecard: Providing easy access to a vast datastore is the specialty at Today's Sighting."
Binghamton Press - N.Y. testing Tier fish for toxic threat: Results should rule on safety of consumption
February 15, 1999
American Paint & Coatings Journal - Companies can now post comments at environmental website
January 27, 1999
Observer-Dispatch - Metal firms balance economy, environment
January 18, 1999
Sun Herald - Web aids watchdogs
January 10, 1999
Coatings World - Chemical Scorecard Web Site to Allow Comments
January 1, 1999
Public Utilities Fortnightly - Who's Got Your Data? Groups that might post your report on the Internet
January 1, 1999 — "The EDF's 'Chemical Scorecard' allows the user to send free faxes describing their concerns to the top-ranked polluters in an area. It provides a list of environmental organizations in the user's area, which he can contact to work with on local toxic chemical problems. And it provides information about pollution prevention -- how companies can avoid creating pollution in the first place."
Good Times, Santa Cruz County's News & Entertainment Weekly - Local Pollutants Identified
December 31, 1998 — "...people can now react directly to companies and to each other. They can link up online with any other Scorecard user who's concerned about the same kind of pollution issues."
Daily Star - Website posts pollution records
December 24, 1998 — "With the stroke of a few keys and the click of a mouse, area residents can gather information on local pollution that could normally take months to collect."
Pitch Weekly - Environmental group cites Bayer Corp. as a major Missouri River polluter
December 24, 1998
The Advocate - Sierra Club report ranks La. worst polluter in U.S.
December 17, 1998 — "Louisiana ranked 10th among all states in the total amount of cancer-causing pollutants emitted. But when the danger of the specific chemicals released was taken into account, Louisiana jumped to the top of the list." See Sierra Club report.
Wilmington Morning Star - ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND, PORK COUNCIL; Hog farmers, opponents square off online
December 10, 1998 — "The site describes the hog problem in graphic detail. We are putting the facts online and providing new ways for the public to make their voices heard by the governor and legislators."
The Osgood File - What if a company was polluting your neighborhood and you didn't even know it?
December 7, 1998 — "Over three million people have already used the Chemical Scorecard to find out what's in their backyards."
Products Finishing - The Power of Information
December 1, 1998
The Risk Advisory - Learning about the Environment on the Web
December 1, 1998 — "This site ties annual toxic release inventory reports to your local neighborhood. It features information that reflects EDF's concern for the environment. For instance, a listing of the ten counties that had the greatest volume of toxic releases last year is prominently placed at the top of the page."
Environmental Science & Technology - GAO promotes release of new chemical data
December 1, 1998 — "Easy access is a crucial aspect of right-to-know data, said the Environmental Defense Fund's David Roe. EDF's Chemical Scorecard Web site, which provides TRI data in an easy-to-use format, has led to 10 times the citizen interest in the TRI since its inception last spring."
Journal of Environmental Health - Know Your Neighborhood Polluter
December 1, 1998 — "At the Environmental Defense Fund's new Chemical Scorecard Web Site, type in your zip code to bring up a map of local manufacturers. Then click on the name of a manufacturer to find out what chemicals that manufacturer emits and what the health effects are. From the web site, you can send faxes directly to polluters in your area. The site also lists local environmental organizations and connects you to sources for pollution prevention information."
Tallahassee Democrat - You can learn details of local factory emissions
November 30, 1998 — "If you work or live in a neighborhood that sits near smokestacks and piles of this or that from which emanate such offensive odors, you may be more than a bit curious about the nature of this factory activity....The best way to acquire toxic release information is through a Web site developed by the Environmental Defense Fund."
Davis Enterprise - Environmental Defense Fund's Web site flags worst polluters
November 29, 1998
Las Vegas Business Press - EDF ranks county's top polluters: Kerr-McGee's Henderson plant wins in a landpile
November 23, 1998 — "'We're working diligently to control the manganese tails and make sure it has no impact on the community.' -- Pat Corbett, Kerr-McGee"
Greenville News - Website lists top polluters
November 15, 1998 — "Finding the biggest polluter in Greenville County is now at a computer user's fingertips. Even those who found themselves listed among the 10 worst polluters praised the new website. 'The Environmental Defense Fund is doing a great service for everyone,' said John Carr, director of environmental health and safety control at the former Hoechst Celanese Corp. of Greer, who ranked fifth."
Albany Times-Union - Owens-Corning tops pollution list: Environmental Defense Fund releases Albany County data from '96
November 15, 1998 — "EDF organizers hope citizens will use the information to protect their health and the environment. The group is also asking the EPA to streamline its procedures so the data could be fresher."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Web site logs facts on Tarrant air pollution
November 13, 1998 — "Did you know: Tarrant Country ranks among the top 20 percent of counties in the nation for releasing recognized cancer-causing emissions into the air.... These facts and others about who pollutes, who has improved and what kind of chemicals are released into the air can be found on an Environmental Defense Fund Internet Web page created this year and just updated.... 'It has the ability for you to ask questions...and to sort the data by things that matter to the individual.'"
York County Journal Tribune - Vishay fingered for pollution
November 13, 1998 — "A national environmental watchdog group pointed a finger of shame at Vishay Sprague today as the top air polluter in York County."
Detroit News - Pollution ranking 'a warning' -- Environmental Defense Fund puts tricounty in top 20 percentile in U.S. for toxic emissions
November 13, 1998 — "'We are operating within all the limits of air permits, but we're somehow showing number one on the list. It's a high volume plant,' GM spokesman Dan Flores said.... For David Roe of the defense fund, there is still concern. 'Just because it is legal doesn't mean that it's safe.' he said. 'The law is not doing the job on this stuff.'"
Athens Daily News - A-C in top 20% of all U.S. air pollution
November 13, 1998 — "We're a national environmental organization and we think communities should have easy and interpretable information about who's polluting their community.... Our idea is that there are a lot of people who care about the environment, but they're rarely presented with the information and means to do something about it."
Charlotte Observer - Smaller counties atop pollution list for Charlotte region
November 13, 1998 — "A newly released ranking of the latest government environmental data shows that the most populous counties in the Charlotte region aren't the top polluters.... For the region as a whole, however, the latest numbers are good news. The five highest polluters are polluting less."
Daily Democrat - Rice Co-Op one of area's top polluters: Government finds methyl bromide in Yolo County air
November 12, 1998 — "The EDF scorecard now includes an interconnected network of community discussion forums that lets users easily find and talk to others within the same community; or who are interested in the same chemical, or company, or industry."
New York Family - Keeping Score on Pollution
November 1, 1998 — "If you're pregnant, you can customize a report so it includes facts on pollution in your community that's harmful to the reproductive system."
Chesapeake Family - Keep score on pollutants
November 1, 1998 — "Information on the health effects of different chemicals as well as rankings of the polluting facility can provide parents with invaluable information."
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Charities Try to Do More With the Internet
October 8, 1998 — "The Environmental Defense Fund has developed a 'Chemical Scorecard' based on 150 different government pollution databases....'The scorecard gets this pollution information out well beyond the experts and environmental activists and into the hands of the simply curious, the same people who look up weather reports online.'"
Staten Island Advance - Earth-Friendly Living
October 8, 1998 — "Who are the big-league polluters in your town? You could probably run them down with a little help and a lot of legwork. Or spare yourself the hassle."
Poughkeepsie Journal - Check those polluters with Net scorecards
October 3, 1998
Executive Housekeeping Today - EDF's Chemical Scorecard Is On-Line Hit
October 1, 1998
Environmental Protection Magazine - Online Chemical Scorecard puts pollution on display
October 1, 1998
Triad Business News - Beware of surprise attacks aimed at you through the Web
September 11, 1998 — "Are you prepared to deal with this?"
Business News - Web site lists nation's top toxic waste polluters
September 7, 1998
Package Printing and Converting - Editorial: Fright Site
September 1, 1998 — "...the Environmental Defense Fund has established a site that affords John Q. Public an opportunity to take a voyeuristic and uneducated peek up converters' smokestacks."
Environmental Forum - Environmental Data is Not Knowledge
September 1, 1998 — "...organizations like EPA and EDF can help the public become more environmentally literate..."
The Environmental Forum - The Federal Beat
September 1, 1998 — "EDF's Scorecard illustrates well the potential for the private sector, and in particular citizens groups, to both build on and go beyond the federal informational access initiatives."
MSNBC - Site of the Week
August 12, 1998 — "What health effects do the pollutants have on your health, how close are the polluters to your home or child's school, what is the government doing about pollution in your community, and how can you take action? For all this and more, visit www.scorecard.org."
Newsbytes News Network - Polluters Can't Hide Online
August 11, 1998 — "Industry has generally grumbled about the free release to the public of complex toxics data from the Toxics Release Inventory, claiming that it is easy to misinterpret the data if you are not an expert. Now that it is widely available in the cyber-ether, there is little that companies can do beyond reducing their reportable emissions."
Packaging Digest - Ranting about EDF's 'labeling'
August 1, 1998 — "The Chemical Manufacturers Association has been spending a lot of time examining the EDF Scorecard. . . . CMA has even addressed EDF's use of the term 'polluters' to brand all listed emitters as evil. 'As they see it, anything that's released into the ground, air and water is pollution,' with all the accompanying negative connotations that term brings, says CMA's Jared Smith."
Pollution Engineering - EDF Chemical Scorecard Keeps Tabs on Local Pollution
August 1, 1998 — "The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has published a chemical scorecard on the Internet that gives the public easier access to environmental data."
Chemical & Engineering News - Information Overload?
July 13, 1998 — "EDF's site is 'a new benchmark for how one could characterize these data,' says Mark A. Greenwood, an attorney with the Washington, D.C., law firm Ropes & Gray."
St. Paul Pioneer Press - Risk-Management Plans Will Help Communities Prepare for Worst-Case Accidents, Editorial by James J. Florio
July 13, 1998 — "If there is any doubt about the value of early communication and relationship building, visit the Environmental Defense Fund's site on the World Wide Web (www.scorecard.org) and type in your ZIP code. This site demonstrates the Internet's power with regard to environmental risk communication."
St. Petersburg Times - Web site focuses on environmental dangers
July 4, 1998 — "The Environmental Defense Fund has established a Web site where home buyers can investigate environmental dangers. The site offers information about nearby polluting facilities and their harmful toxicants. Detailed street maps show how close these threats are to a house you might be considering buying."
E Magazine - New & Different
July 1, 1998 — "Whether you're suffering from a neighboring factory's pollution, or just want to be better informed before buying a house or property near industrial sites, the Internet can help."
Occupational Hazards - Web Site Identifies Polluters by State, County, Zip Code
July 1, 1998 — "The Environmental Defense Fund has a new Web site that tracks and scores what it considers the nation's worst polluters. The nonprofit organization formed the EDF Chemical Scorecard from scientific, geographic, technical and legal information culled from more than 150 electronic databases."
Detroit News - 'Environmental Justice' Impact Threatens Rust Belt
June 29, 1998 — "An Environmental Defense Fund report shows that 24 of the 100 most-polluted counties in the country are in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin."
Atlantic Unbound - Web Citations
June 24, 1998 — "With the recent launch of The Chemical Scorecard, put together by the Environmental Defense Fund, those who shy away from environmental activism because of the amount of time and effort required have no more excuses."
Atlantic CoastWatch - Report Cards
June 1, 1998 — "The Environmental Defense Fund continues to roll up records for the number of 'hits' on its new 'Chemical Scorecard' service on the World Wide Web."
American Metal Market - World Web Watch
May 27, 1998
News & Observer - On The Web: The scent of urbanity
May 26, 1998
Advertising Age - Non-profit Ads Find a Home on the Internet
May 25, 1998 — "Consumers can also pinpoint the source of pollution in their area, and directly fax the company responsible."
Oregonian - With the Web, want not for waste data
May 22, 1998 — "Once hard to access pollution data becomes plentiful on the Internet."
State Journal-Register - Net news: The Pollution Finder
May 17, 1998
National Public Radio - New Toxins Website: What's In Your Backyard?
May 15, 1998 — "...our point here is to begin to open a dialogue between local citizens and local companies emitting these chemicals about the very issues that have to be resolved locally if we're going to get somewhere." [David Roe, EDF Senior Attorney]
Baltimore Sun - Focus attention on curbing medical waste incineration
May 15, 1998
Risk Policy Report - EDF 'Scorecard' Fuels Growing Public Interest in Toxics Information
May 15, 1998 — "The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) last month launched a major new project that provides the public easily accessible information about the toxic chemical releases of specific facilities nationwide."
City Link - There's a poison goin' on
May 13, 1998 — "...while the amount of information available at the Web site is substantial, it's so easy to use that anyone can become a full-fledged crusader in a matter of seconds...And it's all as simple as hitting a button."
Asheville Citizen-Times - Paper, rubber products plants help boost Haywood to worst polluter list
May 12, 1998 — "...they call it a starting point for dialogue and a spotlight for pollution releases people have voiced concerns about."
High Point Enterprise - N.C. counties make top U.S. polluter list
May 11, 1998 — "...creators of the popular site started last month and a spokesman for state industry say residents of those counties making the list shouldn't necessarily run for cover. 'It's more of a starting point for dialogue,' said Dr. William Pease."
Hickory Daily Record - Polluters Listed
May 11, 1998
Asheville Citizen-Times - Haywood on Top 100 polluter list
May 11, 1998
Fayetteville Observer-Times - 7 N.C. counties rank high in pollutant emissions
May 11, 1998
News & Record - 7 N.C. counties hit worst polluters list
May 11, 1998
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Earth Day will finally arrive in St. Louis
May 10, 1998
Sunday World-Herald - Internet Gains Two Sites With Data on Pollution
May 10, 1998 — "The nongovernmental Environmental Defense Fund's Chemical Scorecard brings together 150 databases and allows users to find their community by ZIP code and get 39 rankings of what facilities in their communities release chemicals into the air, water and soil."
Fresno Bee - Internet targets Valley polluters
May 10, 1998
Detroit News - Web site pinpoints pollution
May 7, 1998
Ha'aretz - Surfing the Polluters
May 5, 1998 — "The 'Chemical Scorecard' . . . testifies to the great distance the Americans have gone in the dissemination to the public of information on environmental hazards."
Modesto Bee - Pollution map available, but is it biased?
May 5, 1998
Tulare Advance-Register - Cleaning the Air on Air Quality
May 4, 1998 — "The information on this Web site was quite extensive."
Washington Times - The Browser: Site of the Week
May 4, 1998 — "Rating: 4.0 out of 4 screamin' PCs."
efniConnect.com - Website of the Day: The Chemical Scorecard
May 4, 1998 — This informative website provides shocking details on potentially harmful chemicals where you work and live. Be sure to check it out!
Facts - Pollution information now on web site
May 3, 1998 — "TRI data is Greek to most citizens," Steward said. "People have a source now that they can go to and find out (answers) whenever they want to know about something."
News Journal - Environment site reports on air, water
May 2, 1998 — "...before you shut down the computer, you just might want to know what it is you're breathing out there."
Island Press Eco-Compass - Community Environmental Information for the Concerned Citizen
May 1, 1998 — "Beyond the quality of its navigational features and the integrity of the information it provides, Scorecard made major news in that it received over 1 million hits within 48 hours of its official launch. Scorecard's immediate popularity illustrates the demand for user-friendly information that citizens can use to make change happen. It demonstrates that the more informed and aware we become about conditions in our own communities, the more power we possess to solve environmental problems."
Newsweek International - Future Directions
May 1, 1998 — "If good environmental practice spells good corporate public relations, then the reverse is also true: for polluters, there really is such a thing as bad PR."
Environmental Health Letter - EDF Creates Easy-to-Use Website With Information on Local Toxics
May 1, 1998 — "The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has made right-to-know a household activity with a new Internet site that allows individuals to use home computers to call up information about the toxics in their community."
Chemical Engineering - Plant risk data on the internet could identify terrorist targets
May 1, 1998
Charlotte Observer - Chemical scorecard not kind to Charlotte
May 1, 1998
Oregonian - Web site offers information on local pollution sources
May 1, 1998
Houston Chronicle - Breathe deep
May 1, 1998 — "Want to know who's dumping what into the air you breathe or the water you drink?"
Christian Science Monitor - Fighting for a Cleaner Environment
April 30, 1998 — "...anybody with access to the Internet can mouse-click to maps, charts, and other federal government data on potential chemical dangers in small communities as well as in large, industrial cities."
Charlotte Observer - Scorecard ranks county in top 20% in pollutants
April 29, 1998
Tip World - THE WEB Magazine's Newborn Site of the Day: EDF'S CHEMICAL SCORECARD
April 27, 1998 — Scorecard awarded 5-Star (out of 5) overall rating by Web Magazine.
Winston-Salem Journal - Expanding 'right to know'
April 27, 1998 — "Assessments and disclosures will help people learn what threats they or their families might face and act accordingly."
Palm Beach Post - Web sites' data on cities tells all down-and-dirty
April 27, 1998 — "How about ... Martin County: Home of 12,798 pounds per year of airborne carcinogens! Not the best advertising slogans, perhaps. But that's the kind of information you'll find."
Newsweek - Web: Nimby Online
April 27, 1998 — "Nobody wants a toxic-waste dump in his backyard. But sometimes it's hard to tell an environmentally correct factory from a polluter. Not anymore."
Los Angeles Times - Cyberspace: Pollution Watch
April 27, 1998
Transylvania Times - Environmental Scorecard Is Available
April 27, 1998
Worcester Business Journal - Environmental scene
April 27, 1998
The Arizona Republic - Web page locates toxic waste
April 26, 1998 — "The locations of industrial toxic-waste emitters can now be verified through a new World Wide Web page. The first-of-its-kind page, developed by the Environmental Defense Fund, creates a convenient way to search through the government's massive Toxic Release Inventory by plugging in the searcher's home ZIP code."
Environmental Sentry - EDF Chemical Scorecard Wins Environmental Sentry Award
April 26, 1998 — Recipient of this ESA web award.
Sunday Camera - Internet site tracks chemical pollution
April 26, 1998
Seattle Times - Web Site Review: 'The Chemical Scorecard'
April 26, 1998 — "This is a grand slam of a site for folks with an interest in toxic chemicals."
Morning Call - Web watch
April 26, 1998
Tri-Valley Sunday Times - Story spurs creek restoration
April 26, 1998 — "...here's hoping the EDF site gets people hooked on the public's right to know. As the old saying goes, use it or lose it."
Contra Costa Times - Want to know about toxic emissions in your neighborhood?
April 25, 1998
CNN Interactive - EPA Plan to Post Chemical Storage Site Data on Web Draws Fire
April 25, 1998 — "...the Environmental Defense Fund has put a Chemical Scorecard on the Internet, allowing people to look up what's coming out of the smokestacks in their neighborhoods...'One of the things that the Chemical Scorecard proves is that if you can make it easy and fast enough, there will be a lot of attention,' said David Roe of the Environmental Defense Fund."
LA Times - Tracking the Trash: Polluters Get Consumer Exposure on Web
April 23, 1998 — "...an easy-to-use, one-stop source that shows who's trashing what neighborhood --and then encourages the consumer to do something about it."
Indianapolis News - Group posts emissions data on Web
April 22, 1998 — "Even at the bleary-eyed hours of 3 a.m. to 4 a.m., the Chemical Scorecard site registered 23,000 hits....Hoosier environmentalists say the site is by far the most jam-packed spot of usable community information in cyberspace."
Village Voice - Machine Age: Snap Shots Can Kill You
April 22, 1998 — "Biggest single contaminator of New York? Eastman Kodak, up in Rochester, pumping 7,953,315 pounds of pollutants in 1995..."
Industry Week - Internet Site Tracks Chemical Polluters
April 22, 1998 — "Companies pegged as polluters might begin receiving feedback from users of a new Web site by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). Visitors see U.S. chemical pollution sources and hazards in detail on local street maps. Reports based on the most current federal pollution data are available by state, county, or zip code; and users can use the EDF Chemical Scorecard to send a customized letter to a facility's key official."
Newsday - Plugged In
April 22, 1998 — "The Chemical Scorecard provides a powerful new tool in grassroots efforts to stop pollution at its source."
Christian Science Monitor - Earth Day Has Helped Turn America 'Green'
April 22, 1998 — "[The Scorecard] will allow anyone with a computer to zero in on the pollution loads and health hazards in their own community -- 17,000 polluting facilities in 2,000 counties...."
Chemical Week - EDF Site Ranks Chemical Plants
April 22, 1998 — "'This is the first glimpse of what public right-to-know will be like in the 21st century,' says EDF executive director Fred Krupp. 'It's a giant step toward making the facts about local pollution--and the uncertainties--as easy to get as a local weather report.'"
The Indianapolis Star - Toxic Pollution Inventory is Aired Online
April 22, 1998 — "...the new Web site is attracting plenty of attention. 'I'm absolutely amazed,' said Dick Van Frank, with the Amos W. Butler Audubon Society. Van Frank was particularly impressed with the scientific information listing health risks for chemicals."
Copley News - IN MY BACK YARD?
April 21, 1998 — "'Putting this information to use is as important as getting it in the first place,' says EDF senior attorney David Roe...'EDF thinks the companies responsible for the pollution ought to know whether it's safe, and ought to be able to tell their neighbors.'"
San Diego Union-Tribune - Pollution Data to Art Finds, These Web Sites Have it All
April 21, 1998 — "In my back yard? You might not think of San Diego County as an environmental wasteland, but the number of identified chemical polluters might surprise you."
Newsbytes - Pollution Scorecard
April 20, 1998 — "...This site...enables you to quickly find information on chemical and toxic hazards in your community."
Quincy Patriot Ledger - Pollution in your community? Check the Net
April 20, 1998 — "How polluted is your neighborhood? And who's polluting? The Environmental Defense Fund has launched a web site identifying manufacturing companies around the country that, according to the EDF, are sources of chemical pollution and hazards."
Charleston Gazette - Editorial: Scorecard Enviro Web Site Good Resource
April 20, 1998 — "The EDF's new Web site will put even more pressure on polluters to limit their emissions."
Cincinnati Enquirer - Web Site Will Track Pollution, Free Site Lets Users See Chemical Dangers
April 19, 1998 — "Scorecard combines scientific, geographic, technical and legal information from more than 150 electronic databases to produce the detailed local reports on toxic chemical pollution."
Dallas Morning News - Web Site Offers Public Data on Polluting Firms
April 19, 1998 — "[The Scorecard] delivers [complex environmental] information in a...user-friendly package."
Providence Sunday Journal - Web site provides data on chemicals, waste
April 19, 1998
Huntsville Times - Looking for major polluters? Internet site now tells all
April 18, 1998
Tennessean - Your community's chemical polluters listed on the Web
April 17, 1998 — "'This is wonderful.'...'It means people will have this information at their fingertips, if they care to look.'"
Orlando Sentinel - CYBERSCENE: Surf Away Pollution
April 17, 1998 — "Environmental activism and awareness is made easy at the Chemical Scorecard home site."
Record Searchlight - New Web site
April 17, 1998
Orange County Register - Web site pinpoints toxics by neighborhood
April 17, 1998
West County Times - Web site lists polluting industries across U.S.
April 17, 1998 — "The new Web site is almost certain to put more pressure on industry to reduce pollution levels even further."
Atlanta Journal - Chemical Web site is big draw
April 17, 1998
Boston Globe - Environment Group Tracks Toxic Waste With Web Page
April 17, 1998 — "The first-of-its-kind page...creates a convenient way to search through the government's massive Toxics Release Inventory by plugging in their home ZIP code."
Capitol Times - Enviro Group's Web Site Charts Pollution Sites
April 17, 1998 — "[The Scorecard]...includes health information, rankings based on pollution loads and health hazards for 17,000 facilities, 2,000 counties and every state."
Xinhua English Newswire - Web Site Offers Details on US Companies' Pollution
April 16, 1998 — "A Web site unveiled Wednesday could put more pressure on U.S. industry to reduce pollution levels."
Sun-Sentinel - Go Online to Learn About Potential Toxic Hazards
April 16, 1998 — "Americans who worry about toxic threats or businesses than handle toxic materials can now learn about potential hazards in their neighborhoods with the click of a mouse." (Note: Requires fee to view entire article.)
The Cincinnati Post - Environmental Web Site Hot
April 16, 1998 — "An Internet site went online Wednesday on which anyone can punch in his own ZIP code and find out what companies are releasing which chemicals into the neighborhood air, water or soil."
Record - Technology, environmentalism combine to expose polluters
April 16, 1998 — "If the first day of the Web site's operation is any indication, there's great interest in the pollution data."
Press-Enterprise - Reaction overwhelms chemical Web site
April 16, 1998
News Tribune - Web site brings data on pollution to your PC
April 16, 1998
Rocky Mountain News - Web site points way to toxins
April 16, 1998
Pitch Weekly - Pinpointing pollution
April 16, 1998 — "www.scorecard.org gives those concerned with the environment an empowering instrument."
Charleston Gazette - Internet Site Tracks Pollution Sources
April 16, 1998 — "It just got even easier for people who live near chemical plants to find out about the pollution they are exposed to..."
MSNBC - Blowing smoke close to home: Web site fingers top polluters in your area
April 15, 1998 — "Have you ever wondered if those belching smokestacks sitting behind that big gray building on the edge of town are putting something harmful into the air? Now there's a way to find out."
PC World Online - Your Neighborhood Polluters Exposed
April 15, 1998 — "A new Web site has just come online that enables you to find the worst polluters in your backyard...just type in your zip code, and it comes back with a list of the companies that are pumping out the most pollution in your area."
Infoseek.com - Buy A Home / Know Your Neighborhood: Assess your home's location websites. Scorecard rated "Best" site (3 stars).
April 15, 1998 — "EDF Chemical Scorecard makes it easy to find information about toxic chemicals in your community."