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Dismantling the EPA: Big Regulatory Rollbacks and Lowest Staff Levels Since 1980s

June 13, 2019 / by

Stephen Henderson /

Detroit Today, WDET FM

EPN members Betsy Southerland, former Director, EPA Office of Science and Technology in the Office of Water and, and Dan Reich, former Assistant Regional Counsel, EPA Region 9, were interviewed on about how EPA has changed under the Trump administration and how big businesses are seeing climate change affect their bottom lines. Interview starts at approximately 3:05.

Bipartisan Former EPA Chiefs Say Trump Administration Has Abandoned Agency’s Mission

June 11, 2019 / by

Rebecca Beitsch /

The Hill

EPN is mentioned in this article about the historic hearing held by the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the future of EPA with a bipartisan group of former EPA Administrators. The hearing was in response to their joint letter offering lawmakers help on substantive Congressional oversight, as well as help of former EPA staff. Similar articles also ran in The Colorado Independent, Maryland Matters, and a second article in The Hill.

EPA May Sideline Scientists in Changes to Cost-Benefit Analysis

June 4, 2019 / by

Amena H. Saiyid /

Bloomberg Environment

EPN members Chris Zarba, former Director, EPA Science Advisory Board, and John Bachmann, former Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, are quoted in this article about EPA’s plan to forego a review by scientific advisers on the agency’s planned changes to how it justifies the need for major air regulations, which former agency employees and environmental groups say could result in weaker public health protections.

Science Advisers Want to Clear the Air for EPA on Co-Benefits

May 21, 2019 / by

Amena H. Saiyid /

Bloomberg Environment

EPN member Janet McCabe, former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, is quoted in this article about the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight panel holding a hearing to probe the EPA’s use of co-benefits. The hearing examined EPA’s December 2018 proposal related to mercury emissions from power plants. Janet is also quoted in another Bloomberg article, as well as articles in Greenwire and Think Progress, also on the topic of the Trump administration planning to write new rules for how it weighs the human costs and benefits of environmental regulations.

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