Status: Baseline only


Reduce the amount of toxic pollutants released into the environment

Baseline: 1,939,245 tons of toxic pollutants were released in 2017

Target: 1,820,156 tons

Target Setting Method


Some industries use chemicals that can cause cancer and other serious health problems, and some of these chemicals can stay in the environment for a long time. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) tracks the release of certain toxic chemicals into the air or water. Information from the TRI is critical for notifying communities about possible exposure to harmful chemicals, and it can inform regulations and policies to decrease the release of these chemicals.