Congress Needs to Stop Starving EPA

May 3, 2022 / by

David Coursen /

The Hill

Dave Coursen, former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, penned this op-ed outlining how the EPA’s FY2023 appropriations request would provide a much-needed boost to the agency’s core programs and move environmental protections forward.

U.S. Government’s $650 Billion Buying Power Could Move Markets to PFAS-free Products

May 2, 2022 / by

John Reeder /

EWG News & Insights

John Reeder, Vice President of Environmental Affairs at Environmental Working Group and former EPA Deputy Chief of Staff, wrote this piece suggesting ways the General Service Administration could drive the US government’s $650B purchasing budget towards PFAS-free products to shift the markets to reduce production of these chemicals.

Tackling the Great Climate Unmentionable

April 22, 2022 / by

Michael H. Levin and Alan P. Loeb /

Bloomberg Tax

Michael Levin, former Director of Regulatory Reform, EPA Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation, co-authored this op-ed discussing the possibility of including legacy greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from energy producers as part of an emissions trading program to incentivize reducing future GHG emissions.

Chicago’s Infrastructure Isn’t Prepared For Handling the New Reality of Extreme Rains

April 11, 2022 / by

Arthur Smith /

Chicago Tribune

Art Smith, President of Sustainable Futures L3C and former Regional Counsel, EPA Region 5, penned this op-ed recommending changes to water management strategies in Chicago and the great Cook County area in anticipation of future flood events.

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