(CN) – The Environmental Protection Agency said it’s launching an interactive Web page that identifies Clean Water Act violators in communities across the country. The site has maps showing which facilities are polluting and where.
The Web site is part of the EPA’s Clean Water Act Action Plan aimed at helping states keep polluters in check. The page shows federal compliance information for about 40,000 permitted, smaller facilities across the country.
“EPA is taking another important step to increase transparency and keep Americans informed about the safety of their local waters,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. “Making this information more accessible and understandable empowers millions of people to press for better compliance and enforcement in their communities.”