EPN IN THE NEWS RELATED TO Environmental Justice
September 7, 2023 / by
Garret Ellison /
Elin Betanzo, former National Tribal Drinking Water Coordinator, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article discussing EPA’s response to the 2018 lead in drinking water crisis in Benton Harbor, Michigan, following a recent Office of Inspector General report that the agency did not sufficiently escalate the public health issue.
July 19, 2023 / by
Sean Reilly /
Kristi Smith, counsel to advocacy groups challenging Clean Air Act permitting practices in Alabama and former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, was quoted in this article discussing EPA’s unanticipated decision to close investigations of civil rights complaints against Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Health.
April 6, 2023 / by
Liz McLaughlin /
Mustafa Santiago Ali, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and former EPA Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was quoted in this article discussing how the impacts of air pollution and climate change disproportionately affect Black and low-income communities.
People Should Know ‘What’s Moving Through Their Backyards’ Amid Train Derailments: Fmr. EPA Official
March 9, 2023 / by
Sean Smith /
Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President for Environmental Justice, National Wildlife Federation, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, and former EPA Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was interviewed about railway safety and the need for stronger regulations to protect railway-adjacent communities.