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After Trump, US Researchers Urge Biden to Block Political Meddling in Science

August 4, 2021 / by

Nidhi Subbaraman /


Tom Sinks, EPN member and former Director, EPA Office of the Science Advisor, was quoted in this article about U.S. researchers and science groups appealing to the Biden administration to protect government science from political interference and to empower federal scientists to speak to the media and public.

Science Matters: Thankfully, EPA Leadership Once Again Agrees

August 3, 2021 / by

Christopher Zarba /

The Hill

Chris Zarba, EPN member and former Director, EPA Science Advisory Board, wrote this op-ed about EPA’s renewed commitment to science in the independent reviews conducted by EPA’s SAB and CASAC. 


Biden’s Climate Plans Are Stunted After Dejected Experts Fled Trump

Aug 1, 2021 / by

Coral Davenport, Lisa Friedman, and Christopher Flavelle /

The New York Times

Stan Meiburg, EPN member, former Acting EPA Deputy Administrator and former Deputy Regional Administrator, EPA Regions 4 and Region 6, was quoted in this article about President Biden’s ambitious plans to confront climate change being hampered by Trump’s battle against climate science, including undermining federal studies, firing scientists, and driving many experts to quit or retire.

EPA Waits — and Waits and Waits — For a Science Nominee

July 29, 2021 / by

Kevin Bogardus /

E&E News

EPN members Linda Birnbaum (former Director of National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and former EPA scientist), Tom Burke (former Science Advisor and Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development), Dan Costa (former National Program Director, Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program, EPA Office of Research and Development), and Bernard Goldstein (former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development) were quoted in this article expressing concern that the Biden administration has yet named a nominee for assistant administrator of the EPA Office of Research and Development.

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