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Plastics Destined to Create More Emissions Than Coal in the US, Study Finds

October 22, 2021 / by

Alexander C. Kaufman /

Mother Jones

Judith Enck, President of Beyond Plastics and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article discussing Beyond Plastics’ recent report that indicates that greenhouse gas emissions from plastic production will exceed that of the coal industry by 2030. Judith was also quoted in numerous other media outlets, including Reuters, E&E News, The Hill, and Rolling Stone.

New York Debates What Really Is, or Isn’t, Recyclable

September 28, 2021 / by

Rick Karlin /

Albany Times Union

Judith Enck, former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article about a proposal by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to do away with specific standards for recyclable material.

The Big Problem With Plastic

September 8, 2021 / by

Kevin Loria /

Consumer Reports

Judith Enck, EPN member, founder of Beyond Plastics, visiting professor at Bennington College, and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article regarding what can be done to increase the amount of plastic recycling, including making plastic producers and sellers responsible for the life cycle of their products and eliminating single-use plastics.

How Biden’s EPA Waste Office Pick Could Bolster Equity Goals

August 2, 2021 / by

E.A. Crunden /

GreenWire

Mustafa Santiago Ali, EPN member; vice president of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation; former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization; and former EPA Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was quoted in this article regarding the nomination of Carlton Waterhouse to oversee the Office of Land and Emergency Management, which could be instrumental in addressing the Biden administration’s goals for environmental justice, climate change, and the regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals.

 

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