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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.

Criminal Enforcement at Trump’s EPA Is the Lowest It’s Been in Decades: Report

Jan 15, 2019 / by

Yessenia Funes /


EPN member Dan Reich, former EPA Assistant Regional Counsel, Region 9, is quoted in this article about the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigating why 2018 saw fewer EPA prosecution referrals against polluters than at any other point in the past 30 years.

How Trump is redefining the EPA

Jan 12, 2019 / by

The Week Staff /

The Week

EPN member and former EPA Associate National Program Director, Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program, Betsy Smith, is quoted in this article that takes a comprehensive look at how the Trump administration is redefining the EPA.

The Energy 202: Trump Appointee at EPA to Scrutinize Which Pollution Cases May Go to Court

June 15, 2018 / by

Dino Grandoni /

The Washington Post

EPN member George Czerniak is quoted in this article on a Trump appointee at the EPA reviewing which pollution violations are referred to the Justice Department. A move some former officials see as providing the opportunity to stifle enforcement of anti-pollution laws.

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