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Trump Showed How Easy It Is To Break The EPA. It’s Much Harder To Fix It.

May 6, 2022 / by

Zahra Hirji /

Buzzfeed News

Mustafa Santiago Ali, Vice President for Environmental Justice, National Wildlife Federation, former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, and EPA Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, and Tim Whitehouse, Executive Director, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and former EPA senior attorney, were quoted in this article about EPA’s struggles as it moves to rebuild in the face of growing environmental challenges.

EPA Seeks Nearly 2,000 FTE Boost in FY23 Though Hill Support Uncertain

March 28, 2022 / by

Lara Beaven /

Inside EPA

Dave Coursen, former attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, and Michelle Roos, EPN Executive Director, were quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article regarding Congress’ need to approve EPA’s FY2023 budget request, which includes increased funding for core programs critical to rebuilding the country’s environmental protection infrastructure.

Congress Skimps on Funding For Understaffed US EPA

March 16, 2022 / by

Mike Magner /

Chemical Watch

Dave Coursen, former attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, Bill Reilly, former EPA Administrator, and Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, were quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article discussing past budget and staffing shortages EPA has experienced and will likely continue to experience with the recent passage of the 2022 omnibus appropriations bill.

EPA’s Enforcement Drop Undermines Equity Goals

February 25, 2022 / by

Kelsey Brugger /

E&E News

Eric Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) and former Director, EPA Office of Civil Enforcement, was quoted in this article about a recent EIP report that found a sharp decline in the amount of EPA enforcement inspections, criminal investigations, prosecutions, and civil penalties during the Trump administration.

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