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The EPA Has Done Nearly Everything It Can to Clean Up This Town. It Hasn’t Worked.

April 15, 2024 / by

Lisa Song /


Mike Koerber, former Deputy Director, OAQPS, was quoted in ProPublica about how a new EPA rule that requires fenceline monitoring could help Calvert City, KY address severe community pollution.

Experts: EPA Chemical Plant Emissions Rule a Win for WV Communities

April 15, 2024 / by

Nadia Ramlagan /

Public News Service

Jeremy Symons, Senior Advisor to EPN, was quoted in Public News Service about a new EPA rule requiring select chemical plants in West Virginia and other states to lower pollution of ethylene oxide, chloroprene, and other cancer-causing pollutants and report their emissions to EPA.

Hair-Straightening Products Contain Chemicals That Boost Risks of Cancer, Kidney Injuries and Breathing Issues

April 11, 2024 / by

Emily Cooke /

Live Science

Tracey Woodruff, former EPA Senior Scientist and Policy Advisor in the Office of Policy, was quoted in Live Science about the FDA’s expected ban of formaldehyde in hair products and notes that other dangerous chemicals in many products are not tested for safety.

In a First, EPA Sets Limit for ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

April 10, 2024 / by

Teddy Amenabar /

The Washington Post

Linda Birnbaum, former Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, was quoted in this article about the importance of the federal drinking water standards for certain PFAS compounds.

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