EPN Articles Related To Superfund


Claiming Major Superfund ‘Success,’ Trump EPA Focused on Completing Cleanups, Not Climate Planning

October 8, 2020 / by

David Hasmyer and Lise Olsen /

InsideClimate News

EPN members David Coursen (former lawyer in EPA’s Office of General Counsel), Michael Cox (former Regional Manager for Drinking Water Lead and Copper Rule, Drinking Water Disinfection Byproducts Rule, and Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative), and Dennis McLerran (former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 10), were quoted in this article on the Superfund program under the current administration.

EPA Shifts Oversight of Cleanup Site to USDA, Spotlighting CERCLA Reform

October 7, 2020 / by

Suzanne Yohannan /

Inside EPA

David Janik, EPN member and former Supervisory Enforcement Attorney, EPA Region 8, was quoted in an Inside EPA article on EPA shifting Superfund site oversight to the USDA.

Battered, Flooded and Submerged: Many Superfund Sites are Dangerously Threatened by Climate Change

September 24, 2020 / by

David Hasemyer and Lise Olsen /

InsideClimate News

EPN members Samuel Coleman (former Deputy Regional Administrator EPA Region 6), Judith Enck (former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 2), and Betsy Southerland (former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water) were quoted in this article on how superfund sites are being threatened by climate change. This article was reprinted by NBC News.

Trump ‘Anarchist’ Order Would Hit Cities’ Enviro Programs

September 3, 2020 / by

Kelsey Brugger /

E&E News

Joel Mintz, EPN member and former EPA Enforcement and Supervisory Attorney, was quoted in this article on an official memorandum that would restrict federal funding from certain cities, and the impact it could have on Superfund cleanups. 

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