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Budget Cuts

Empty Federal Offices

March 21, 2019 / by

Chip Franklin and Nikki Medoro /

KGO 810 Radio

Dave Coursen, former EPA Office of General Counsel, was interviewed about the exodus of federal workers under Trump and the President’s lack of ability to fill those positions.

Conversations with Peter Solomon 3/17/19

March 17, 2019 / by

Peter Solomon /

94WIP SportsRadio

Bonnie Bellow, EPN member and former EPA Director of Public Affairs, Region 2, was interviewed on the radio about the Trump Administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal.

Declaring a National Emergency Won’t Solve the Climate Crisis

Feb 19, 2019 / by

Kate Wheeling /

Pacific Standard

EPN member Joe Goffman, former EPA Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel in the Office of Air and Radiation, is quoted in this article about environmental law experts’ belief that the presidential powers unlocked by declaring a national emergency are the wrong tools for solving the climate crisis.

Government Shutdown Would Further Delay Superfund Work

Feb 14, 2019 / by

Nora Saks /

Montana Public Radio

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former EPA Director, Office of Science & Technology in the Office of Water, is interviewed about the progress on Montana’s Superfund cleanup sites being put in jeopardy once again by a potential second government shutdown.

Last Government Shutdown Offers Lessons on Avoiding Another

Feb 6, 2019 / by

Joel Mintz /

South Florida Sun Sentinel

Joel Mintz, EPN member and former EPA Enforcement and Supervisory Attorney, wrote this op-ed about the many lessons to be learned by our political leaders and the public at large from the recent government shutdown.

Programs at Risk

EPA’s ‘Secret Science’ Proposal Being Used by Big Oil to Undermine Clean Water Rules

March 22, 2019 / by

Kyla Mandel /

Think Progress

Betsy Southerland, Former EPA Director, Office of Science and Technology in the Office of Water, is quoted in this article about two major fossil fuel trade groups lobbying to stop the EPA from updating a decades-old list of toxic chemicals found in petroleum wastewater.

EPA Reorganization Shakes Up Research Office

March 8, 2019 / by

Kevin Bogardus /

E&E News

EPN members Bob Kavlock, former EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development and EPA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science, and Thomas Burke, former EPA Science Advisor and Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Research and Development (ORD) and nominated by President Obama for Assistant Administrator to ORD, are quoted in this article about EPA’s plan to consolidate its research office, combining several of the agency’s science programs into a smaller, more streamlined division.

First-Ever Renewable Energy Day Held at the Statehouse

March 7, 2019 / by

Rob Burgess /

Nuvo

Janet McCabe, EPN member and Advisor and former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, is quoted in this article about renewable energy advocates across Indiana assembling at the Statehouse for the first Renewable Energy Day.

Frustrated by EPA, States Blaze Ahead on PFAS

March 4 2019 / by

Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder /

E&E News

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former EPA Director, Office of Science & Technology in the Office of Water, is quoted in this article about several states’ dissatisfaction with the EPA’s PFAS action plan, spurring them to push forward with their own policies.

Nearly All U.S. Coal Plants Are Contaminating Groundwater, Report Finds

March 4, 2019 / by

Yessenia Funes /

Earther

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former EPA Director, Office of Science & Technology in the Office of Water, is quoted in this article about contaminated groundwater due to poor regulation of coal ash waste ponds.

Regulatory Rollbacks

As Threat Passes, Activists Say Deer Park Chemical Fire Brings Attention to Persistent Issues

March 21, 2019 / by

Stephanie Ebbs /

ABC News

Stan Meiburg, EPN member and former EPA Deputy Administrator, Region 6, is quoted in this article about a massive chemical fire near Houston, Texas, that brought attention to the risk to communities located near facilities in the U.S. that use dangerous chemicals on a daily basis.

There’s No Proof Roundup Causes Cancer But Questions Linger

March 20, 2019 / by

Lydia Mulvany /

Bloomberg

EPN member Tina Levine, former EPA Director, Health Effects Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, is quoted in this article about the lack of proof that the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, glyphosate, causes cancer, yet concerns linger about its safety.

How Trump’s New Rule-Slashing Judge Could Sway Green Issues

March 18, 2019 / by

Ellen M. Gilmer and Niina Heikkinen /

E&E News

EPN member Joe Goffman, former EPA Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel in the Office of Air and Radiation, is quoted in this article about Trump’s deregulatory boss being seated on one of the most powerful courts in the nation, where she’ll have a lifetime to influence environmental policy and other issues.

EPA’s Pruitt Faced Hill Pressure on Glider Truck Rule Repeal

March 18, 2019 / by

Abby Smith /

Bloomberg Environment

EPN member Steve Silverman, former EPA Attorney, Office of General Counsel, is quoted in this article about EPA’s efforts to ease air pollution limits on trucks with rebuilt engines.

BP Lobbied Trump Administration to Roll Back Key US Climate Rules

March 14, 2019 / by

Lawrence Carter /

Resilience

Janet McCabe, EPN member and former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, is quoted in this article about BP’s successful lobbying of the Trump administration to roll back key climate regulations preventing the release of methane into the atmosphere. The piece originally ran in Unearthed.

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