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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.

EPA Seeks to Speed Up Environmental Dispute Process

November 6, 2019 / by

Stephen Lee /

Bloomberg Environment

Stan Meiburg, EPN board member and former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting Deputy Administrator, was also quoted in this article about changes EPA is making to its permit dispute settlement process in an attempt to streamline a lengthy, convoluted system; however, critics argue it could result in skipping important steps for vetting permits and regulations. Similar articles ran in the Washington Examiner and Law360.

Despite Court Losses, EPA Seeks To Ease Coal Plant Rules, Irking Critics

November 5, 2019 / by

David LaRoss /

Inside EPA

EPN members Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, and Mustafa Santiago Ali, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, were quoted in this article about updates to the coal ash effluent guidelines, which loosens requirements for the treatment of chemical waste from coal plants.

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