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Trump’s 2020 Plan: Change the Rules on Rules

Jan 3, 2020 / by

Kelsey Brugger /


Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, is quoted in this article about Trump officials working to fundamentally change the way environmental rules are crafted. 


Economic Analysis Could Undermine Trump Rule Repeal

October 30, 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 new cost-benefit analysis supporting the repeal of the Clean Water Rule, which critics in court are arguing was crafted to fit a pre-existing decision to roll the rule back.

How Much Is A Human Life Worth? The Agency Has An Answer

October 15, 2019 / by

Jean Chemnick /


EPN member Rob Wolcott, former EPA Senior Counsel, Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted in this article about the value of statistical life assigned by EPA to analyze the benefits of avoidable mortalities when crafting particulate matter regulations.

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.

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