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The Department of Justice’s Strategy to Advance Environmental Justice

May 18, 2022 / by

David Coursen /

The Hill

Dave Coursen, former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, penned this op-ed discussing the existing tools the Department of Justice has to support the work of its new Office of Environmental Justice and underscoring the need for congressional funding to attain environmental justice goals.

Trump Showed How Easy It Is To Break The EPA. It’s Much Harder To Fix It.

May 6, 2022 / by

Zahra Hirji /

Buzzfeed News

Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President for Environmental Justice, National Wildlife Federation, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, and EPA Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, and Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and former EPA senior attorney, were quoted in this article about EPA’s struggles as it moves to rebuild in the face of growing environmental challenges.

Congress Needs to Stop Starving EPA

May 3, 2022 / by

David Coursen /

The Hill

Dave Coursen, former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, penned this op-ed outlining how the EPA’s FY2023 appropriations request would provide a much-needed boost to the agency’s core programs and move environmental protections forward.

U.S. Government’s $650 Billion Buying Power Could Move Markets to PFAS-free Products

May 2, 2022 / by

John Reeder /

EWG News & Insights

John Reeder, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Environmental Working Group and former EPA Deputy Chief of Staff, wrote this piece suggesting ways the General Service Administration could drive the US government’s $650B purchasing budget towards PFAS-free products to shift the markets to reduce production of these chemicals.

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