EPN Articles Related To Drinking Water


A Neglected Environmental Justice Issue: Indoor Plumbing

August 6, 2020 / by

David Coursen /

The Hill

Dave Coursen, EPN member and former EPA Office of General Counsel, published this op-ed on how indoor plumbing exacerbates environmental inequities in lower-wealth communities.

For Some Environmentalists, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Is About More Than Police Brutality

July 14, 2020 / by

Isabelle Chapman and Drew Kann /


Mustafa Santiago Ali, EPN member and former Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was quoted in this article regarding how communities of color and low-wealth neighborhoods are disproportionately affected by air pollution, poor water quality, and climate change. Mustafa was quoted in a similar article by the Capital News Service. Mustafa was also quoted in an E&E News article about U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth’s perspective on environmental justice.

Why Limiting PFAS in Drinking Water is a Challenge in the US

July 13, 2020 / by

Cheryl Hogue /

Chemical & Engineering News

Michael Shapiro, EPN member and former Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article on the challenge of limiting PFAS in U.S. waters.

Climate Crisis Weekly: Slow and steady Wins! Giant Tortoises Save Their Own Species

June 20, 2020 / by

Michelle Lewis /


Betsy Southerland EPN member and former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, was quoted in this article concerning EPA’s decision not to issue a national regulation for perchlorate. Betsy was quoted in a similar article by Smart Water Magazine.

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