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Biden Administration Launches Roadmap to Tackle Pollution from Widely Used ‘Forever Chemicals’

October 18, 2021 / by

Betsy Klein and Nadia Kounang /


Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about the release of EPA’s PFAS Roadmap, the agency’s plan of actions across multiple statutes to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Betsy was quoted in similar articles appearing in Inside EPA, Bloomberg Law, and E&E News.

Michigan Community Faces Water Crisis, Calls for Lead Pipe Replacement

October 8, 2021 / by

Lily Bohlke /

Detroit Metro Times

Mustafa Santiago Ali, 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 discussing the positive health, educational, and wealth impacts lead-pipe replacement would have on Black and brown communities and the harm that comes from disinvestment in these communities. This article also appeared on News/Talk 95.3 MNC.

House Panel Hears From Witnesses on Risks to Water From ‘Forever Chemicals’

October 6, 2021 / by

Nathan Worcester /

The Epoch Times

The testimony of Betsy Southerland, former Director of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, hearing on “The Clean Water Act (CWA) and Emerging Contaminants” held by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment was quoted in this article.

Residents of Poestenkill Discuss PFOA-Contaminated Drinking Water

September 28, 2021 / by

Dave Lucas /

WAMC - Northeast Public Radio

Judith Enck, visiting professor at Bennington College, founder of Beyond Plastics, and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article about PFOA contamination of drinking water at a middle school in Rennselaer County, NY.

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