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Black and Latino Communities More Likely to Have Harmful PFAS Levels in Water

May 15, 2023 / by

Diane Macedo /

ABC News

Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President for Environmental Justice, National Wildlife Federation, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and former EPA Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was interviewed on this news segment about a recent study that determined that communities of color are disproportionately exposed to PFAS in drinking water.

Army Corps to Revisit Parts of Pebble’s Permit Application, But Opponents Say Mine Can’t Move Forward

April 29, 2023 / by

Izzy Ross /


Dennis McLerran, former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 10, was quoted in this article discussing the Army Corps of Engineer’s decision to reconsider portions of Pebble Company’s permit application to mine in Bristol Bay, despite EPA’s recent veto of the mine proposal.

What Limits Will the World Health Organization Recommend for PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water?

April 26, 2023 / by

Elizabeth Southerland and Linda Birnbaum /

Environmental Science & Technology

Linda Birnbaum, former Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, wrote this commentary discussing the need for the World Health Organization to substantially revise its proposed drinking water guidelines for PFAS compounds.

House GOP Fail to Stop Biden’s New Water Rule – But the Courts Might

April 19, 2023 / by

Vanessa Montalbano /

The Washington Post

Mark Ryan, former Assistant Regional Counsel, EPA Region 10, and former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, was quoted in this article regarding the failed House vote to undo the Biden administration’s waters of the U.S. rule and the legal challenges that will continue, possibly even beyond the forthcoming Supreme Court decision on Sackett vs. EPA.

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