EPN Articles Related To Mercury


Expert says toxic contamination goes beyond ‘Don’t eat the fish or play in the soil’ strategy

August 14 2019 / by

Seth Slabaugh /

Star Press

Janet McCabe, former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted in this article about the fear of exposure to lead and mercury air pollution from a proposed steel-dust recycling facility by many Muncie, Indiana, residents, and in the WebMD article about several Metro Atlanta communities moving forward with plans to test air around two sterilizing facilities amid public pressure and concern about the release of toxic pollution.

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 referenced 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 Rule Rollback Is Unnecessary and Harmful

May 30, 2019 / by

Carissa Maurin /

Bangor Daily News

Janet McCabe, former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, is quoted in this article about the bipartisan support to preserve the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) that save thousands of lives per year. The Trump Administration has proposed rolling these standards back, saying the rules are not “appropriate and necessary” under the Clean Air Act.

EPA Veteran: Changing Math on Air Pollution Is Deadly

May 23, 2019 / by

Christiane Amanpour /


John Bachmann, EPN member and former Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour about EPA’s controversial plan to change how it calculates the health risks of air pollution.

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