The Environmental Protection Network was originally launched in January 2017 to harness the expertise of former EPA career staff and confirmation-level appointees from multiple administrations to provide an informed and rigorous defense against efforts by the Trump Administration to undermine the protection of public health and the environment.
EPN has worked in a variety of ways, including:
– Providing objective and detailed analysis of the Trump Administration’s proposed budgets, proposed regulatory rollbacks, and other attacks on EPA’s programs.
– Fielding numerous inquiries from the press, congressional staff and NGOs, and connecting them with our knowledgeable alumni network to provide background information and ground-truth investigative reports.
EPN also released Resetting the Course of EPA, with specific and actionable recommendations to help
new EPA leadership recommit to the agency’s mission of protecting public health and the environment. EPN’s summary report, letter of support signed by six former EPA administrators from both Republican and Democratic administrations, and 17 detailed papers focus on immediate, early, and long-term steps to reset the course of the agency.
All in all, EPN is helping to answer the call for objective analysis, scientific rigor, and facts about the environment and EPA.
EPN is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service and files IRS Form 990 each year.