EPN IN THE NEWS RELATED TO WOTUS
September 20, 2021 / by
James Osborne /
Mike Shapiro, former EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator, was quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article discussing the importance of including ephemeral and intermittent streams in the definition of “waters of the US” and the need to clarify to farmers which waters are jurisdictional.
September 3, 2021 / by
Mark Ryan and Betsy Southerland /
EPN members Mark Ryan, former EPA Regional Counsel, EPA Region 10, and former Special Assistant US Attorney, and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Research and Development, EPA Office of Water, penned this op-ed discussing the recent repeal of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and what EPA can do to ensure development of a lasting definition of waters of the United States that offers clean water protections for everyone.
Federal Judge Throws Out Trump Administration Rule Allowing the Draining and Filling of Streams, Marshes and Wetlands
August 31, 2021 / by
Dino Grandoni and Brady Dennis /
The Washington Post
Mark Ryan, EPN member; former EPA Regional Counsel, EPA Region 10; and former Special Assistant US Attorney, was quoted in this article about the recent repeal of the Trump-era Navigable Waters Protection Rule, an action that will afford more protections to drinking-water sources and wetlands. Mark was also quoted in similar articles appearing in E&E News, The New York Times, and S&P Global.
August 16, 2021 / by
Jeremy P. Jacobs and Hannah Northey /
Mark Ryan, EPN member and former Regional Counsel, EPA Region 10, was quoted in this article discussing a recent court case challenging the scope of the Clean Water Act that may appear before the Supreme Court, suggesting a need for EPA to promulgate a revised ruling on waters of the United States very soon.