EPN Articles Related To Waste Fact Sheet


Trump’s Potty Talk Highlights Flushing Fight

Dec 13, 2019 / by

Ariel Wittenberg /


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.

Trump Administration Accuses California of Water Pollution

Sept. 26, 2019 / by

John Flesher /

Associated Press

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, is quoted in this article about the Trump Administration accusing California of failing to stop water pollution from sources such as human waste in big cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles. This story also ran in the Hartford Courant.


A Picture of the Solid Waste Industry in Today’s Climate

May 21 2019 / by

Karen Graham /

Digital Journal

EPN member Mustafa Santiago Ali, former EPA Senior Advisor and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, is quoted in this  article about the long history of municipal solid waste incinerators in America and the resistance among the low-income and minority communities where the vast majority are located.