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Congress Needs to Stop Short-Changing EPA Enforcement

November 15, 2022 / by

David Coursen /

The Hill

Dave Coursen, former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, wrote this op-ed regarding the lack of funds EPA has for enforcement and the need to increase those funds, especially with the Inflation Reduction Act needing new resources to implement new climate and environmental justice provisions.

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Common Sense

October 5, 2022 / by

Michael H. Levin /

The National Law Journal

Michael Levin, former Director of Regulatory Reform, EPA Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, wrote this commentary outlining the unprecedented steps the Supreme Court took using the “major questions” doctrine in its majority opinion on West Virginia vs EPA and the impact that doctrine could have on federal agencies’ regulatory ability.

Congress Needs to Break the Continuing Pattern of Inadequate EPA Funding

October 2, 2022 / by

David Coursen /

The Hill

Dave Coursen, former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, penned this op-ed discussing how a robust budget appropriation, not a continuing resolution, is needed for EPA to fulfill its existing responsibilities and confront new challenges.

Manchin’s Permit Reform Imploded — Now What?

September 30, 2022 / by

Jeremy Symons /

The Hill

Jeremy Symons, EPN consultant and former Climate Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, wrote this op-ed describing a unified Democratic permitting agenda that would help expedite renewable energy infrastructure projects forward and move us past Senator Joe Manchin’s failed permitting reform plan.

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