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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.

Calif. Takes First Moves to Limit ‘Erin Brockovich’ Chemical

March 23, 2022 / by

Hannah Northey /

E&E News

Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article discussing California’s proposal to set a maximum contaminant level and a trigger level for hexavalent chromium in the state’s drinking water supply.

EPA May Face Thousands of New Lead Cleanups Under Stricter Standards

March 21, 2022 / by

Suzanne Yohannan /

Inside EPA

EPN’s comments on EPA’s draft Lead Strategy were quoted in this article discussing potential agency actions resulting from public comments on the proposed strategy, including the investigation and possible cleanup of half a million parcels and increased funding for lead cleanups and enforcement.

Former EPA Officials Urge Congress to Pass Essential Funding

February 10, 2022 / by

William K. Reilly and Betsy Southerland /

Bloomberg Law

Bill Reilly, former EPA Administrator, and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, wrote this op-ed urging Congress to pass a budget that gives EPA the ability to implement the bipartisan infrastructure bill and carry out its essential work.

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