EPN Appeals to Congress to Reject Proposal Axing EPA Budget

June 28, 2024

Steven Fantes, Public Affairs Manager
617-817-1297 and steven.fantes@environmentalprotectionnetwork.org

The Environmental Protection Network Appeals to Congress to Reject Proposal Axing EPA Budget

The U.S. House of Representatives has proposed a budget that would slash U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funding and jeopardize the agency’s ability to protect human health. In response, David Coursen, a former attorney in EPA’s Office of General Counsel and EPN volunteer, released the following statement:

“The proposed House EPA appropriation would starve EPA of the resources it needs to protect the health of our nation’s people and meet the grave challenge of a warming climate.” The Republicans have attached 83 riders to the bill that would negatively impact the Clean Air Act’s regulation of methane emissions and neglect standards set for new vehicle emissions.“The riders tacked on to the proposed budget would block EPA from doing its critical work.”

David Coursen is available to speak to the media about the proposed budget and its effects on human health and the environment.


About David Coursen: David Coursen is an expert in the Clean Air Act, Environmental Justice, and Constitutional and Administrative Law. He formerly served in the EPA Office of General Counsel.


Founded in 2017, the Environmental Protection Network harnesses the expertise of more than 600 former EPA career staff and confirmation-level appointees from Democratic and Republican administrations to provide the unique perspective of former scientists and regulators with decades of historical knowledge and subject matter expertise.