Daimler, Jaguar And Volvo – it is Time to Take a Stand

February 20, 2020 / by

Margo Oge /

Forbes

Margo Oge, EPN member and former Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, published this op-ed on why automobile manufacturers should partner with California in the battle over vehicle emission standards.

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Announces Honorees and Keynote Speakers of the 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference

February 20, 2020 / by

Staff /

Business Wire

Congratulations to Bob Sussman, EPN member and former EPA Deputy Administrator, who will be awarded the Alan Reinstein Award by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization at the 16th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference in April. EPN will also be honored with the Tribute of Inspiration Award along with other organizations who are supporting the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act. These announcements were mentioned in a Business Wire article and reprinted in the Odessa American.

EPA Will Regulate ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

February 20, 2020 / by

Rebecca Beitsch /

The Hill

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in an article regarding the regulation of forever chemicals such as PFAS and PFOS. 

Toxic Superfund Cleanups Decline to More Than 30-Year Low

February 20, 2020 / by

Ellen Knickmeyer /

AP

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article on the decline of completed toxic superfund cleanups.

4 Tips for Covering EPA’s Proposed ‘Transparency in Regulatory Science’ Rule

February 18, 2020 / by

Chloe Reichel /

Journalist's Resource

Joseph Goffman, EPN Member and former Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted in this article providing tips to covering EPA’s “censored science” rule.

What New EPA Rules Mean for the West

February 18, 2020 / by

Sofia Jeremias /

Deseret News

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted by Desert News on how EPA revisions to the Clean Water Act will impact what waterways are protected in the west.

Trump is Trying to Eliminate EPA Programs, ‘Putting the Country and the Planet in Jeopardy,’ Expert Says

February 12, 2020 / by

Aristos Georgiou /

Newsweek

Mustafa Ali, EPN member and former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article regarding proposed cuts to EPA climate change programs in the FY2021 Presidential Budget.

‘We Knew They Had Cooked the Books’

February 12, 2020 / by

Robinson Meyer /

The Atlantic

Jeff Alson, EPN member and former Senior Engineer and Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, was featured in this article pertaining to the scientific credibility of the Safer Automobile Fuel Efficiency Rule. Jeff Alson was also quoted in a similar article by The New York Times.

Trump Sticks to Past Calls to Slash EPA budget, DOE Research Spending

February 10, 2020 / by

Molly Christian and Zack Hale /

S&P Global Market Intelligence

EPN was mentioned in an article by S&P Global Market Intelligence concerning the FY2021 Presidential budget and the proposed cuts to EPA. 

DOJ, Overwhelmed By Defense Of EPA Rollbacks, Seeks FY21 Budget Boost

February 11, 2020 / by

Suzanne Yohannan /

Inside EPA

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article on how the proposed budget for the Justice Department’s environment division does not comport with the number of lawsuits levied against EPA.

Calif. Uses Privacy Agreement to Shield Talks With Automakers

February 10, 2020 / by

Maxine Joselow /

E&E News

Margo Oge, EPN member and former Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, was quoted in this article on discussions being held between California and automobile manufacturers regarding vehicle emissions standards. 

EPA’s FY21 Budget Again Floats Deep Cuts, Deemed DOA in Congress

February 10, 2020 / by

Doug Obey /

Inside EPA

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article on the FY2021 Presidential budget’s likelihood of being passed through Congress.

The EPA’s New Shameful Tactic: Avoid People Poisoned by Coal Ash

February 8, 2020 / by

Anita Desikan /

Common Dreams

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water was quoted in this article on the rolled back requirements for public hearings regarding federal rules.

How Climate Whistleblowers Have Helped Our Planet

February 7, 2020 / by

Emily Folk /

PlanetWatch

EPN members Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water and Jeff Alson, former Senior Engineer and Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, were quoted in an article by PlanetWatch, which discussed the positive influences of climate change whistleblowers.

While ‘Forever Chemicals’ Contaminate US Drinking Water, Congress Stalls on Action

February 3, 2020 / by

Alex Graf /

The Globe Post

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article discussing the current status of PFAS regulations in Congress and EPA.

EPA Readies a Gift to the Coal {Industry}

February 3, 2020 / by

Chris Noble /

Pioneer Chronicle

Ellen Kurlansky, EPN member and former EPA Air Policy Analyst and Advisor, was quoted in this article regarding the Trump administration’s proposed rollback to the Mercury Air Toxic Standard. Ellen was also quoted in a similar article by Salon.

Environmental Justice Gets its Day in the Sun

January 31, 2020 / by

Nick Sobczyk /

E&E News

Mustafa Ali, EPN member and former EPA Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization, and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was quoted in this article concerning the history of the environmental justice movement and its current place in environmental policy. 

Is Trump Rolling Back Clean Water Regulations?

January 31, 2020 / by

Bethania Palma and Alex Kasprak /

Snopes

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article regarding the Trump administration’s redefinition of EPA authority under the Clean Water Act. Betsy was also quoted in a similar article by The Media Times.

EPA, Calif. Plan for Trucks: ‘Cooler Heads are prevailing’

January 30, 2020 / by

Maxine Joselow /

E&E News

Margo Oge, EPN member and former Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, was quoted in this article on the collaboration between the California Air Resources Board and EPA on the Cleaner Truck Initiative. 

Administration Eyes Changes to Environmental Enforcement

January 30, 2020 / by

Kelsey Brugger /

E&E News

Joel Mintz, EPN member and former EPA Enforcement and Supervisory Attorney, was quoted in this article pertaining to a White House notice that sought input to reform how regulations are enforced by federal agencies.

Trump’s EPA is About to Give a Big Gift to the Coal Industry

January 29, 2020 / by

Sarah Okeson /

Raw Story

Ellen Kurlansky, EPN member and former EPA Air Policy Analyst and Advisor, was quoted in this article, concerning the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard.

One Thing You Can Do: Make Smart Donations

January 29, 2020 / by

Susan Shain /

New York Times

At the suggestion of Vicki Arroyo, EPN member and Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center, EPN was mentioned in this article detailing environmental organizations that are worthy of donations.

Former EPA Officials Say Farmers Won’t Get the Aid They’re Claiming from Trump Water Rule Rewrite

January 28, 2020 / by

Abby Smith /

Washington Examiner

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted by in this article that questions whether farmers will benefit as much from the redefinition of EPA’s Clean Water Act authority as the Trump administration has claimed.

Agencies Slash Benefits in Vehicle GHG Draft, Reviving Calls For New Plan

January 27, 2020 / by

Doug Obey /

Inside EPA

Jeff Alson, EPN member and former Senior Engineer and Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, was quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article regarding the Trump administration’s proposed rollback of automobile emission rules and the perceived benefits.