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An Insider’s Look At The Shameful History Of EPA’s Climate Inaction – And Why We Must Turn It Around

October 16, 2019 / by

Dan Reich /


Dan Reich, EPN member and former Assistant Regional Counsel, EPA Region 9, wrote this op-ed about the history of inaction at EPA over climate change and air pollution, beginning with the Kyoto Protocol and tracing opposition to environmental regulation through multiple administrations.

California Power Shutdowns Raise Air Pollution Worries

October 16, 2019 / by

John Flesher /

Chicago Tribune

Joe Goffman, EPN member and former Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted in this article about electricity blackouts in California following widespread wildfires, which could increase air pollution as businesses use oil and gas generators.

E.P.A. Bypassed Its West Coast Team as a Feud With California Escalated

October 15, 2019 / by

Lisa Friedman /

The New York Times

Cynthia Giles, EPN member and former Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, was quoted in this article about EPA Administrator Wheeler’s attacks on California and the contrived process used to draft and release the agency’s accusations, as it completely bypassed its Region 9 team that usually handles state-specific issues.

Disbanded Scientists Find US EPA’s Air Standard For Soot Pollution Inadequate

October 14, 2019 / by

Zack Hale /

S&P Global

Steve Silverman, EPN member and former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, was quoted in this article about the Independent Particulate Matter Review Panel and its planned letter to EPA recommending a decrease in acceptable amounts of particulate matter.

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