EPN Articles Related To Chemicals & Pesticides Fact Sheet

EPN IN THE NEWS RELATED TO Chemicals & Pesticides Fact Sheet

Academics, EPA Veterans Seek More and Earlier Data in ‘Tiered’ TSCA Rule

September 27, 2021 / by

Maria Hegstad /

Inside EPA

Tracey Woodruff, Director, Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE), University of California, San Francisco; former EPA senior scientist; and former policy advisor, EPA Office of Policy, was quoted in this article discussing a PRHE letter to EPA requesting data earlier, before a chemical is designated high-priority, to minimize information gaps in the Toxic Substance Control Act risk evaluation process.

White House Memo on Chemical Decisions Sparks Concern, Confusion

January 19, 2021 / by

Pat Rizzuto /

Bloomberg

EPN members Bob Kavlock, former Acting Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development and EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, and Betsy Southerland, former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, were quoted in this article regarding a Trump White House memo that, if finalized, would give polluters more power over the science that helps determine federal and state cleanup standards.

Did the White House Stop the EPA From Regulating PFAS?

September 29, 2020 / by

Sharon Lerner /

The Intercept

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, was quoted in this article concerning PFAS chemicals and the regulatory process to designate them as hazardous substances.