EPN Articles Related To Drinking Water


Targeting Federal Spending to Help EPA Promote Environmental Justice

April 5, 2021 / by

David Coursen /

The Hill

David Coursen, EPN member and former attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, wrote this op-ed discussing how the American Jobs Plan will improve drinking water and sanitation in disadvantaged communities and what additional resources EPA will need to further implement its environmental justice programs.

Water, Water Everywhere—But is it Safe to Drink?

April 1, 2021 / by

Lisa Whitley Coleman /

EHS Daily Advisor

EPN member Tracey Woodruff, former EPA senior scientist and policy advisor in EPA Office of Policy, was quoted in this article regarding the known and unknown contaminants that may be present in drinking water and the pressing need for additional water quality regulations.

Miss. Water Crisis Reveals Infrastructure Inequities

March 3, 2021 / by

Hannah Northey /

E&E News

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 discussing how disinvestment and neglected infrastructure contributed to the recent loss of drinking water in Jackson, Mississippi.

More Than 25m Drink From the Worst US Water Systems, with Latinos Most Exposed

February 26, 2021 / by

Emily Holden, Caty Enders, Niko Kommenda and Vivian Ho /

The Guardian

EPN members Cynthia Giles (former Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance), Carl Reeverts (former Project Manager, Infrastructure Branch, EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water), and Betsy Southerland (former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water) were quoted in this article describing the findings of a nationwide review of water systems and demographic data.

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