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Critics Say Superfund Backlog Reflects EPA Cleanup, Funding Contradiction

January 9, 2019 / by

Suzanne Yohannan /

Inside EPA

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, is quoted in this article on the backlog in funding new construction work at Superfund sites.

Backlog of Toxic Superfund Clean-ups Grows Under Trump

Jan 2, 2020 / by

Ellen Knickmeyer, Matthew Brown, and Ed White /

Associated Press

EPN members Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Administrator for Region 2, and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, are quoted in this article about the Trump administration’s huge backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects. This piece also ran in The Washington Post, The Hour, and RiverBender.com, and the Minneapolis Star TribuneBetsy Southerland is quoted in a similar piece in The Hill.

‘Too Valuable to Throw Away’: Brownfields Programs a Way for Former Industrial Sites to Get New Life

Dec 29, 2019 / by

Natalie Alms /

Salisbury Post

EPN Board member Stan Meiburg, former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting Deputy Administrator, is quoted in this article about the Kesler Mill “brownfield” site in Salisbury, North Carolina, which has applied for a federal cleanup grant due to pollution left from its industrial past.

Trump’s Not-So-Secret War On State Environmental Protection

July 6, 2019 / by

David Coursen /

The Hill

David Coursen, EPN member and former EPA Office of General Counsel, wrote this op-ed about the Trump Administration’s attacks on state-level environmental protection efforts, from proposed budget cuts for brownfield programs to potential rescindment of waivers that allow states to set standards that are more stringent than at the federal level.

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