EPN Articles Related To Regional EPA Offices, Draft Strategic Plan, and Regulatory Reform

EPN IN THE NEWS RELATED TO Regional EPA Offices, Draft Strategic Plan, and Regulatory Reform

EPA Research Arm Can’t Measure Data’s Usefulness: Watchdog

August 19, 2019 / by

Stephen Lee /

Bloomberg Environment

Dan Costa, EPN member and former National Program Director, EPA Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program, is quoted in this article about a recent study by EPA’s Office of the Inspector General that shows the Office of Research and Development isn’t collecting enough feedback from outside groups to know whether its reports, databases, and software tools are useful to them.

Minnesota Lawmakers Call For Suspension Of All State Permits For PolyMet Copper-Nickel Mine

July 25, 2019 / by

Jennifer Bjorhus /

Minnesota Star Tribune

Jeffry Fowley, EPN member and former EPA Region 1 Attorney, was quoted in this article about state lawmakers calling for the Minnesotan governor to suspend permits for a proposed copper-nickel mine following controversies surrounding wastewater.

Dismantling the EPA: Big Regulatory Rollbacks and Lowest Staff Levels Since 1980s

June 13, 2019 / by

Stephen Henderson /

Detroit Today, WDET FM

EPN members Betsy Southerland, former Director, EPA Office of Science and Technology in the Office of Water and, and Dan Reich, former Assistant Regional Counsel, EPA Region 9, were interviewed on about how EPA has changed under the Trump administration and how big businesses are seeing climate change affect their bottom lines. Interview starts at approximately 3:05.

Former Chiefs Say Agency ‘Ripe for Oversight’

May 22, 2019 / by

Kevin Bogardus /

E&E News

EPN Advisor William Ruckelshaus, former EPA Administrator (1970-1973 and 1983-1985), and EPN member Bonnie Bellow, former EPA Director, Public Affairs Division, Region 2, are quoted in this article about seven former EPA administrators sending a letter to Congress, offering their assistance in creating an oversight strategy and a path forward for the agency.

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