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US EPA Strengthens PM2·5 Air Pollution Limits

February 23, 2024 / by

Bryant Furlow /

The Lancet

John Bachmann, former Formerly Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs EPA/OAR/OAQPS, was quoted in The Lancet about EPA strengthening fine particulate matter standards from 12 to 9 μg/m3 and the positive health and economic benefits that will accompany the new limit.

Reimagine Appalachia Encourages Local Communities to Apply for Federal Grants

Feburary 6, 2024 / by

Kailey Carpino /

The Times Leader

Sierra Taliaferro, EPN Community Outreach Associate, Region 4, was quoted in The Times Leader about EPA’s Environmental and Justice Community Change Grants program and the support it will provide to community-driven projects.

Appeals Court Casts Doubt on District Judge’s Dismissal of Local Groups’ PFAS Testing Petition

January 28, 2024 / by

Peter Castagno /

Port City Daily

Bob Sussman, an attorney for groups in North Carolina fighting against PFAS, and former EPA Deputy Administrator and Senior Policy Counsel to the Administrator, was quoted in the Port City Daily about his call to reverse a court’s dismissal of a petition for EPA to require Chemours to test 54 PFAS compounds.

EPA Outpacing Its Goals in Environmental Justice Enforcement

December 18, 2023 / by

Stephen Lee /

Bloomberg Law

Judith Enck, former Regional Administrator in EPA Region 2, was quoted in an article by Bloomberg Law about how EPA has surpassed its projected environmental justice goals during the Biden administration, but much more enforcement is still needed.

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