EPN Articles Related To Clean Power Plan


Here comes the carbon rule. What to know

June 14, 2019 / by

Jean Chemnick /


EPN members John Bachmann, former Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, and Joe Goffman, former Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, are quoted in this article about the administration’s power plant carbon rule, which is expected to be finalized next week, completing the two-year process of replacing the current regulation with a more industry-friendly substitute.


Bipartisan Former EPA Chiefs Say Trump Administration Has Abandoned Agency’s Mission

June 11, 2019 / by

Rebecca Beitsch /

The Hill

EPN is mentioned in this article about the historic hearing held by the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the future of EPA with a bipartisan group of former EPA Administrators. The hearing was in response to their joint letter offering lawmakers help on substantive Congressional oversight, as well as help of former EPA staff. Similar articles also ran in The Colorado Independent, Maryland Matters, and a second article in The Hill.

Pollution knows no boundaries. The Trump EPA should stop pretending otherwise.

June 5, 2019 / by

Ruth Greenspan Bell and Steven Silverman /

The Washington Post

Ruth Greenspan Bell, EPN Board of Directors President and former EPA Manager in the Office of General Counsel, and Steve Silverman, former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, wrote this op-ed about the Trump administration’s heedless approach to the environment and the delicate regulatory ecosystem that guaranteed all citizens a level of protection from pollution being upset by officials.

Money Radio Interview with Betsy Southerland

Feb 22, 2019 / by

Sinclair Noe /

Money Radio 105.3/1510

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former EPA Director, Office of Science & Technology in the Office of Water, was interviewed about the loss of public health and safety protections under the current Administration due to regulatory rollbacks.

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