EPN Articles Related To CWA: Section 401

EPN IN THE NEWS RELATED TO CWA: Section 401

Will Trump’s EPA Rule Backfire on ‘Energy Dominance’?

June 8, 2020 / by

Hannah Northey /

E&E News

Mark Ryan, EPN member and former EPA Regional Counsel, Region 10, was quoted in this article on EPA’s final rule on section 401 of the CWA, which would curtail the ability of the states to reject pipelines and other energy projects.

Feds Limit Challenges to Pipelines by States and Tribes

June 2, 2020 / by

Brandi Buchman /

Courthouse News Service

EPN members Mark Ryan, former EPA Regional Counsel, Region 10, and Betsy Southerland, former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, were quoted in this article regarding the finalization of EPA’s rule tweaking section 401 of the CWA, which allowed states’ to oppose the construction of pipelines and other energy projects.

EPA Mounts A New Strike on States’ Rights, This Time to Boost Pipeline Companies

June 1, 2020 / by

Alexander C. Kaufman /

Huffington Post

EPN members Mark Ryan, former EPA Regional Counsel, Region 10, and Stan Meiburg, former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting Deputy Administrator, were quoted in an article by The Huffington Post on EPA’s finalization of its rule adjusting its interpretation of section 401 from the Clean Water (Act), which allowed states’ to oppose the construction of pipelines and other energy projects. 

States Lose Some Clean Water Act Authority Under New EPA Rule

June 1, 2020 / by

Elvina Nawaguna /

CQ Roll Call

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, was quoted, and EPN was mentioned in this article on EPA’s final rule concerning section 401 of the CWA, which would curtail the ability of the states’ to reject pipelines and other energy projects. This story was reprinted by CNET. Betsy was also quoted in an article by S&P Global

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