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Repealing The Clean Water Rule Is Not About Protecting Farmers

September 20, 2019 / by

Betsy Southerland and Mark Ryan /

The Hill

EPN members Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, and Mark Ryan, former EPA Regional Counsel, Region 10, wrote this op-ed about the repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule and the law’s crucial role as an authority protecting national waterways and wetlands.

Temporary Return to Federal Waters Rule Has Left, Right Wary

September 17, 2019 / by

David Schultz /

Bloomberg Environment

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about EPA’s repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule and related uncertainty as the laws governing national waters return to their pre-Obama forms.

Trump’s WOTUS Repeal And Replace Effort Unlikely To End CWA Debate

September 12, 2019 / by

Lara Beaven /

Inside EPA

EPN members Mark Ryan, former Assistant Regional Counsel for EPA Region 10, and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, were quoted in this article about the repeal of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule, which defined waterways that were subject to national protection and helped conserve lakes, streams, rivers, and more. A similar article ran in POLITICO.

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

September 12, 2019 / by

John Flesher /

Associated Press

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about EPA overturning the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which provided crucial guidance for regulating and preserving the nation’s waterways. Similar articles appeared in NBC, Washington Examiner, Roll Call, Earther/Gizmodo, and US News.

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