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E.P.A.’s Final Deregulatory Rush Runs Into Open Staff Resistance

November 27, 2020 / by

Lisa Friedman /

The New York Times

EPN members Tom Sinks (former Director, EPA Office of the Science Advisor), Tom Burke (former Science Advisor and Deputy Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development), Judith Enck (former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 2), and Chris Zarba (former Director, EPA Science Advisory Board) were quoted in this article regarding staff resistance to the potential finalization of EPA’s “censored science” rule.

Environmentalists, Obama Veterans on Biden Transition Teams

November 10, 2020 / by

Stephen Leet /


Congratulations to EPN members Cynthia Giles, former Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and Joe Goffman, former Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, for being chosen to help lead the EPA transition team for the Biden administration. Cynthia and Joe were mentioned in this article and several others including Politico, Bloomberg (2), E&E News, E&E News (2), Reuters, S&P Global, and Inside EPA among many others. Also, congratulations to fellow EPN member Nikki Buffa, former Deputy Chief of Staff at the Department of Interior, for her inclusion on the Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ) transition team.

As Election Day Nears, Taking Stock of an Expertise Exodus

October 26, 2020 / by

Jenny Morber /


EPN members Jeff Alson (former Senior Engineer and Policy Adviser, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality), Betsy Southerland (former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water), and Chris Zarba (former Director, EPA Science Advisory Board) were featured in this article on the exodus of expertise from the federal government.

Trump Order Looks to Dismantle the ‘Deep State’

October 22, 2020 / by

Kelsey Brugger /

E&E News

Stan Meiburg, EPN member and former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article on an executive order signed by President Trump that would simplify the process of hiring and firing career staff.

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