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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.

We Helped Write The Clean Power Plan, And Trump’s Do-Nothing Replacement Is An Outrage

June 27, 2019 / by

Janet McCabe and Joe Goffman /


EPN members Janet McCabe, former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, and Joe Goffman, former Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, joined former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in writing this op-ed about EPA’s replacement for the Clean Power Plan, which rolls back emissions reductions requirements and provides incentives to keep coal-fired power plants running.

How EPA Administrator Wheeler Completely Misinterprets Science

June 20, 2019 / by

Dr. Bernard Goldstein /

The Hill

Dr. Bernard Goldstein, EPN member and former chair, EPA Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, and former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, wrote this op-ed about Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s misinterpretation of a double-blind study and the current lack of knowledgeable scientific leadership and appreciation for accurate scientific advice at EPA.

Pollution knows no boundaries. The Trump EPA should stop pretending otherwise.

June 5, 2019 / by

Ruth Greenspan Bell and Steven Silverman /

The Washington Post

Ruth Greenspan Bell, EPN Board of Directors President and former EPA Manager in the Office of General Counsel, and Steve Silverman, former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, wrote this op-ed about the Trump administration’s heedless approach to the environment and the delicate regulatory ecosystem that guaranteed all citizens a level of protection from pollution being upset by officials.

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