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EPA To Overhaul Rule On Testing For Lead Contamination

October 10, 2019 / by

Miranda Green and Rebecca Beitsch /

The Hill

EPN members Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, and Carl Reeverts, former Deputy Director of the Drinking Water Protection Division, EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, were quoted in this article about EPA’s proposed lead and copper rule and its potential disastrous effects on drinking water contamination.

EPA Looks To Lead on lead

October 10, 2019 / by

Josh Siegel and Abby Smith /

Washington Examiner

Carl Reeverts, EPN member, former Deputy Director of the Drinking Water Protection Division, EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, was quoted in this article about EPA’s proposed lead and copper rule, which relaxes requirements for replacing lead-lined pipes and allows contamination to continue.

Trump Feud With California Warrants U.S. Congress Probe: Hundreds of ex-EPA Employees

October 10, 2019 / by

Timothy Gardner /

Reuters

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, is quoted in this article about a letter from hundreds of former EPA employees urging a congressional probe to investigate whether President Trump’s attacks on California for pollution were retaliation for the state’s failure to support the administration’s deregulatory environmental agenda. Similar articles ran in CNN and LA Times.

Trump Administration’s New Lead Rules In Water Dismissed As ‘Window Dressing’

October 10, 2019 / by

Emily Holden /

The Guardian

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about EPA’s new proposed rules for lead in drinking water, which would decrease annual requirements for replacing lead-lined water pipes, leading to further water contamination. Similar articles ran in the Washington Examiner and Associated Press.

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