EPN Articles Related To Superfund


EPA May See Difficulties Defending CERCLA PFAS Rule After Chevron’s End

July 2, 2024 / by

Suzanne Yohannan /

Inside EPA

Walter Mugdan, former EPA Region 2 Deputy Regional Administrator and Superfund Director, was quoted in Inside EPA about how overturning the Chevron deference will affect EPA’s recent designation of PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA and whether or not the designations have questionable statutory interpretation that can be challenged in court.

EPA’s Coal Ash Crackdown Comes With a Major Caveat

June 11, 2024 / by

Miranda Willson /

E&E News

Barnes Johnson, former Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery, EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management, was quoted in E&E News about an updated EPA coal ash rule that requires companies to ensure that coal ash is contained and does not pollute nearby waterways.

EPA Designates 2 PFAS as Hazardous Substances, Increases Liability Risk for Producers

April 20, 2024 / by

Peter Castagno /

Port City Daily

Betsy Southerland, former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, was quoted in The Port City Daily about the designation of PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances and the clean-up requirements of emitters that accompany the designation.

EPA Designates ‘Forever Chemicals’ For Enforcement Under the Superfund Program

April 19, 2024 / by

Laura Schulte /

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Tracey Woodruff, former EPA Senior Scientist and Policy Advisor in the Office of Policy, was quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the new Superfund rule, adding that it is a step in the right direction, especially for low income communities and communities of color.

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