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The Environmental Protection Network harnesses the expertise of over 550 former EPA career staff and political appointees from across the country to serve as a trusted resource, answering calls for objective analysis, scientific rigor, and a vision for a transformed 21st century EPA.

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The Environmental Protection Network (EPN) was founded in January 2017 and now has over 550 EPA alumni across the country volunteering their time to protect the integrity of EPA, human health, and the environment. We harness the expertise of former EPA career staff and confirmation-level appointees from Democratic and Republican administrations to provide the unique perspective of former regulators with decades of historical knowledge and subject matter expertise.

We are focused on building the capacity of environmental agencies and the communities they serve to truly address the most urgent health and environmental crises.

  • We work to ensure that the federal government advances policies, budgets, and institutional changes to Reset the Course of EPA.
  • We provide capacity-building technical assistance and training to environmental justice communities; NGOs; and under-resourced state, local, and tribal government agencies.
  • We train and mentor EPA staff and managers, looks for opportunities to recruit and retain underrepresented populations to work at EPA, and informs people about EPA’s impacts.
  • We educate Congress and serve as a critical resource for facts, objective analysis, and scientific rigor for reporters and NGOs.

We are recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service and files IRS Form 990 each year.