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Residents of Poestenkill Discuss PFOA-Contaminated Drinking Water

September 28, 2021 / by

Dave Lucas /

WAMC - Northeast Public Radio

Judith Enck, visiting professor at Bennington College, founder of Beyond Plastics, and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article about PFOA contamination of drinking water at a middle school in Rennselaer County, NY.

Biden Aims to Remove All Lead Pipes. Will EPA Follow Suit?

August 24, 2021 / by

Hannah Northey /

E&E News

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Research and Development, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article regarding how certain protections offered in the Trump-era LCR could be allowed to move forward as the agency revises other parts of the rule, which may help EPA meet President Biden’s goal to remove lead pipelines.

EPA’s SDWA Plan For PFAS Seen As ‘Baby Step’ Toward Strict TSCA Rules

July 20, 2021 / by

Diana DiGangi /

Inside EPA

Mike Shapiro, EPN member and former Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Water, was quoted and EPN was cited in this article regarding EPA’s plan to include per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on its contaminant candidate list, potentially placing them under future Safe Drinking Water Act regulations.

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.

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