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EPA’s Coal Plant Proposal Puts D.C. at Risk

December 5, 2019 / by

Ariel Wittenberg /


EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about EPA’s proposed regulation for coal plant wastewater ignoring the pleas of drinking water utilities to prevent a cancer-causing chemical from being released into the nation’s waterways.

White House, CDC Feuding Over Study Of Toxic Chemicals In Drinking Water

November 29, 2019 / by

Kyle Bagenstose /

USA Today

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about a dispute within the Trump administration over a multimillion-dollar federal study on toxic chemicals in drinking water. This article also ran in the Times Telegram and The Intelligencer.

Just One Week After Trump Rolled Back Safety Measures, Chemical Plant Explosion Rocks Texas Town

November 28, 2019 / by

Andrea Germanos /


Mustafa Santiago Ali, EPN member and former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was quoted in this article about a chemical plant explosion in Texas following the Trump administration’s decision to weaken the Chemical Disaster Rule. This article also ran in Common Dreams.

EPA Urged To Expand Methylene Chloride Limits As Narrow Ban Adopted

November 26, 2019 / by

Maria Hegstad /

Inside EPA

The Environmental Protection Network (EPN) was mentioned in this article about its letter to EPA urging it to exercise its authority to immediately implement restrictions if there is a pressing health concern, specifically to create emergency limits on methylene chloride, commonly used in paint strippers.

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