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US Agency Proposes Expanding Waters Open to Impacts Without Permits

September 16, 2020 / by

Jacob Holzman and Ellie Potter /

S&P Global Market Intelligence

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 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rollback to the nationwide permit system, which would change the way dredging and filling of streams and wetlands protected under the Clean Water Act are regulated.

Companies Eager to ‘Lock In’ Trump-Era Water Rule Exemptions

September 10, 2020 / by

Amena Saiyid /

Bloomberg

Ellen Gilinsky, EPN member and former Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, was quoted in this article concerning polluters that are seeking to solidify clean water rules that were put in place under the current administration.

Biden Would Face Slog to Ditch Trump’s WOTUS

August 20, 2020 / by

Hannah Northey /

Greenwire

EPN members Mark Ryan, former EPA Regional Counsel, Region 10, and Betsy Southerland, former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, were quoted in this article on the problems associated with scrapping the Trump administration’s WOTUS definition, including lengthy rulemaking and an onslaught of opposition from industry, ranching, and agricultural interests.

Under the Radar Rollback of Stream and Wetland Protections

August 18, 2020 / by

Mark Ryan and Betsy Southerland /

The Hill

EPN members Mark Ryan, former EPA Regional Counsel, Region 10, and Betsy Southerland, former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, published this op-ed concerning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rule to weaken its nationwide permit system.

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