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Green Group Calls on Feds to Research, Regulate Bioplastics

July 11, 2024 / by

Ellie Borst /

Politico Pro

Judith Enck, former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 2 and founder of Beyond Plastics, was quoted in Politico about a recent Beyond Plastics report that finds plastic terminology confusing to consumers and calls on EPA to research how bioplastics affect the environment.

Conodoguinet Creek the Focus of New Citizen Science Project

June 20, 2024 / by

Rachel McDevitt /

State Impact Pennsylvania

Betsy Southerland, former Director of the Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in StateImpact Pennsylvania about EPN’s technical assistance program and the assistance she provided to Move Past Plastic, a PA group working to determine pollution sources along the Conodoguinet Creek.

Consumer Groups Urge NHTSA to Get Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals Out of Cars

June 18, 2024 / by

CollisionWeek Editor /


Linda Birnbaum, former Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), was quoted in CollisionWeek calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reevaluate the standards of harmful chemical flame retardants added to vehicle interiors.

Appeals Court Rejects Local Groups’ PFAS Testing Petition in 2-1 Ruling

June 14, 2024 / by

Peter Castagno /

Port City Daily

Bob Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator and Senior Policy Counsel to the EPA Administrator, was quoted in the Port City Daily after a federal appeals court rejected an EPA petition filed by Cape Fear River Watch, Clean Cape Fear, Toxic Free NC, and other environmental groups for extensive PFAS testing in North Carolina.

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