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Biden EPA Deals Major Blow to Pebble Mine

May 25, 2022 / by

Jael Holzman, Ariel Wittenberg, and Hannah Northey /

E&E News

Dennis McLerran, former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 10, was quoted in this article regarding EPA’s proposal to deny a Clean Water Act permit that would allow copper and gold mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed.

Chicago’s Infrastructure Isn’t Prepared For Handling the New Reality of Extreme Rains

April 11, 2022 / by

Arthur Smith /

Chicago Tribune

Art Smith, President of Sustainable Futures L3C and former Regional Counsel, EPA Region 5, penned this op-ed recommending changes to water management strategies in Chicago and the great Cook County area in anticipation of future flood events.

How to Help Communities Step Back From the Coast as Sea Levels Rise

April 8, 2022 / by

Jeff Peterson /

The Hill

Jeff Peterson, former Senior Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Water, wrote this op-ed about steps the federal government could take to assist community preparedness in the face of rising sea levels.

Critics Charge EPA Rewriting Coal Ash Closure Rule Via Waiver Denials

March 30, 2022 / by

Suzanne Yohannan /

Inside EPA

EPN’s recent comments on EPA’s coal combustion residual compliance certifications were quoted in this article discussing significant industry pushback on the process the agency is using to deny waivers that permit continued operation of unlined, leaking coal ash ponds.

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