EPN Articles Related To FY2019 Budget Cuts


Trump’s Not-So-Secret War On State Environmental Protection

July 6, 2019 / by

David Coursen /

The Hill

David Coursen, EPN member and former EPA Office of General Counsel, wrote this op-ed about the Trump Administration’s attacks on state-level environmental protection efforts, from proposed budget cuts for brownfield programs to potential rescindment of waivers that allow states to set standards that are more stringent than at the federal level.

Government Shutdown Would Further Delay Superfund Work

Feb 14, 2019 / by

Nora Saks /

Montana Public Radio

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former EPA Director, Office of Science & Technology in the Office of Water, is interviewed about the progress on Montana’s Superfund cleanup sites being put in jeopardy once again by a potential second government shutdown.

Last Government Shutdown Offers Lessons on Avoiding Another

Feb 6, 2019 / by

Joel Mintz /

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Joel Mintz, EPN member and former EPA Enforcement and Supervisory Attorney, wrote this op-ed about the many lessons to be learned by our political leaders and the public at large from the recent government shutdown.

U.S. Government Shutdown Threatens New-Car Rollouts, Automakers Say

Jan 25, 2019 / by

Valerie Volcovici /


EPN member Stan Meiburg, former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting Deputy Administrator, is quoted in this article about the partial U.S. government shutdown threatening to delay the rollout of new vehicle models in the U.S. by stalling required certifications from the EPA.

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