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Trump’s Potty Talk Highlights Flushing Fight

Dec 13, 2019 / by

Ariel Wittenberg /

Greenwire

Stan Meiburg, EPN member and former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting Deputy Administrator, is quoted in this article about whether WaterSense should tighten its criteria to ensure more human waste goes with the flow in commodes earning the program’s efficiency label.

Coal Ash Comeback

November 17, 2019 / by

Austyn Gaffney /

Sierra

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about EPA rolling back regulations on waste storage for coal ash and coal power plants.

The EPA drafted a safety recommendation for cleaning firefighting chemicals from water. The military isn’t using it.

November 12, 2019 / by

Kyle Bagenstose /

Burlington County Times

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about PFAS chemicals and an internal military memo that indicates an unwillingness to adhere to EPA’s recommended limits for contamination.

People Living Near Coal Plants Could Be Drinking ‘Toxic’ Contaminated Water Until 2028, Thanks to New EPA Ruling

November 8, 2019 / by

Rosie McCall /

Newsweek

EPN members Mustafa Santiago Ali, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice; and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, were quoted in this article about EPA’s changes to regulations for coal ash and toxic wastewater and their disproportionate impacts on low-income and minority communities.

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