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7 Former EPA Administrators Offer to Help Congress with Agency Oversight

May 22, 2019 / by

Ellie Kaufman /


EPN is mentioned in this CNN article about the seven former Democratic and Republican EPA administrators who sent a letter to Congress offering assistance, as the Trump administration seeks to roll back clean air and water regulations, among other policy changes. This story also ran in numerous other media outlets: KLIF-AM, WOKI-FM, KAOK-AM, California Coastal Coalition, KMJ-AM, News Stand HubReddit, WRAL.com, Channel 3000, and WFMZ-TV.

EPA Claims To Support ‘Clean And Safe Water,’ Cuts $1.4 Billion From Water Protection

May 21, 2019 / by

David Coursen /

Water Online

David Coursen, EPN member and former EPA Office of General Counsel, wrote an op-ed published in Water Online about the EPA budget proposal’s staggering cuts to water protection and restoration programs, despite Administrator Wheeler’s claim that drinking water is the world’s greatest environmental challenge.

Spring Memories of Why We Must Protect Wetlands and Streams

April 5, 2019 / by

Dave Evans /


EPN member Dave Evans, former EPA Director, Wetlands Division, wrote this op-ed about his personal connection to wetlands and streams and the Trump Administration’s proposal to dramatically reduce the scope of the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) protection of these bodies of water by redefining what constitutes “waters of the U.S.”

EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Proposal Being Used by Big Oil to Undermine Clean Water Rules

March 22, 2019 / by

Kyla Mandel /

Think Progress

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former EPA Director, Office of Science and Technology in the Office of Water, is quoted in this article about two major fossil fuel trade groups lobbying to stop the EPA from updating a decades-old list of toxic chemicals found in petroleum wastewater.

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