EPN Articles Related To Superfund


Biden Administration Launches Roadmap to Tackle Pollution from Widely Used ‘Forever Chemicals’

October 18, 2021 / by

Betsy Klein and Nadia Kounang /


Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about the release of EPA’s PFAS Roadmap, the agency’s plan of actions across multiple statutes to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Betsy was quoted in similar articles appearing in Inside EPA, Bloomberg Law, and E&E News.

Infrastructure Bill Expected To Ease Superfund’s Orphan Site Backlog

August 19, 2021 / by

Suzanne Yohannan /

Inside EPA

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Research and Development, EPA Office of Water, was quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article discussing how the increased funding appropriated to the EPA Superfund program in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill could go towards accelerating clean up of orphan sites.

Inside the Decades-long Fight Over an Ohio Superfund Site

August 18, 2021 / by

Yanick Rice Lamb /

Center for Public Integrity

Mustafa Santiago Ali, EPN member, Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, and former EPA Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was quoted in this article about the protracted struggle to get extensive cleanup of the Industrial Excess Landfill, a Superfund site that has been on EPA’s National Priorities List since 1986.

Infrastructure Summer: Polluters Don’t Pay in New ‘Polluter Pay’ Tax

August 4, 2021 / by

Amelia Pollard /

The American Prospect

EPN member Judith Enck, former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article regarding bipartisan compromise for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act bill scrapping the bulk of the taxes that once financed the Superfund program, leaving little hope that it can return to its original strength.  


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