EPA’s Scientific Integrity in Question Over Science Rule

November 29, 2020 / by

Thomas Sinks /

The Hill

 Tom Sinks, EPN member and former Director, EPA Office of the Science Advisor, published this op-ed on EPA’s “censored science” rule.

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.

EPA Expected to Grant Chemical Industry Request to Extend CDR Deadline

November 18, 2020 / by

Maria Hegstad /

Inside EPA

Bob Sussman, EPN member and former EPA Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article on EPA’s revised Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule.

How the Biden Admin Could Upend Trump’s Chemical Decisions

November 18, 2020 / by

E.A. Cruden /

E&E News

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, was quoted in this article on how the Biden administration can revert chemical policy decisions made under the current administration.

How Biden Could Undo Trump’s Water Regulations

November 17, 2020 / by

Hannah Northey /

E&E News

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, was quoted in this article regarding how the incoming Biden administration can undo water regulations implemented under the current administration.

Under Biden, Environmental Justice Advisers See Path for Action Via Infrastructure Investments

November 17, 2020 / by

Lisa Martine Jenkins /

Morning Consult

Mustafa Santiago Ali, EPN member and former Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was quoted in this article on potential infrastructure investments as a path to action on environmental justice under the incoming Biden administration.

The Trump Environmental Protection Agency’s Parting Gifts

November 13, 2020 / by

Alexander Kaufman /

The Huffington Post

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water was quoted in this article about potential environmental policies that can be implemented under a Biden administration and the transition from the current administration. Betsy was also quoted in similar articles by E&E News, Washington Examiner, and Popular Science.

Trump Races Clock on Remaining Environmental Rollbacks

November 13, 2020 / by

Rebecca Beitsch /

The Hill

EPN members Stan Meiburg, former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting EPA Deputy Administrator, and Betsy Southerland, Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, were quoted in this article on remaining EPA priorities under the current administration. 

Daily on Energy: Liberal Favorite for EPA Chief Lays Out Priorities for Biden

November 13, 2020 / by

Josh Siegel and Abby Smith /

Washington Examiner

Mustafa Santiago Ali, EPN member and former Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was quoted in this article on how the Biden administration can address the disproportionate effects pollution has on minority and low-income communities. 

On Environmental Protection, Biden’s Election will Mean a 180-Degree Turn from Trump Policies

November 12, 2020 / by

Janet McCabe /

The Conversation

Janet McCabe, EPN member and former Acting Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Air and Radiation published this op-ed regarding the potential differences in environmental policy between the current administration and the incoming Biden administration. This op-ed was reprinted in Yahoo News, Houston Chronicle, Common Dreams, and Phys.org.

Obama’s ‘Dream Team’ to Smooth Biden’s Transition

November 12, 2020 / by

Kevin Bogardus /

E&E News

Bob Sussman, EPN member and former EPA Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article on President-Elect Biden’s choices to manage his EPA transition team.

How Biden Might Change Environmental Enforcement

November 12, 2020 / by

Pamela King /

E&E News

Joel Mintz, EPN member and former EPA Enforcement and Supervisory Attorney, was quoted in this article on how EPA enforcement policy might shift under a Biden administration.

EPA Nominees May Face Challenging Senate Confirmation Path

November 12, 2020 / by

Rebecca Beitsch /

The Hill

EPN members Stan Meiburg, former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting EPA Deputy Administrator, and Betsy Southerland, Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, were quoted in this article regarding potential Biden EPA nominees’ path through a Senate confirmation.

To Achieve His Climate Goals, Joe Biden Needs to Bring Scientists Back

November 12 / by

Justine Calma /

The Verge

– EPN members Dan Costa (former National Program Director, EPA Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program, Office of Research and Development), Vijay Limay (Physical Scientist, Air Monitoring and Analysis Section, Air and Radiation Division, EPA Region 5), and Chris Zarba (former Director, EPA Science Advisory Board), are quoted and Mustafa Santiago Ali (former Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice) is mentioned in this article on the need to reintegrate science into the federal government for the incoming Biden administration to implement its climate change agenda.

3 Ways to Dispose of Campaign Signs That are Better Than Throwing Them Out

November 11, 2020 / by

Maura Hohman /

Today

Judith Enck, EPN member and former Regional Administrator for EPA Region 2, was also quoted in this article concerning recycling and reducing waste. Judith was quoted in a similar article by Waste 360.

Key Environmentalist Sees Long List of Urgent TSCA Priorities For Biden

November 11, 2020 / by

Maria Hegstad /

Inside EPA

Bob Sussman, EPN member and former EPA Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article on potential toxic substance policy priorities under a Biden administration. Bob was quoted in a similar article by Courthouse News Service. 

Biden Administration Expected to Increase Scrutiny of TSCA Risk Evaluations, New Chemicals

November 11, 2020 / by

Terry Hyland /

Chemical Watch

EPN members Betsy Southerland (Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water) and Bob Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator, were quoted in this article regarding Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) policies under an incoming Biden administration.

Trump Admin Plows Ahead on Fiscal 2022 Budget

November 11, 2020 / by

Kelsey Brugger /

E&E News

Dave Coursen, EPN member and former attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, was quoted in this article about the Trump administration’s continued work on the FY 22 budget.

Biden EPA Likely to Confront Tough Clean Air Act Choices for US Power Sector

November 10, 2020 / by

Zack Hale /

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Janet McCabe, EPN member and former Acting Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article regarding President-Elect Biden’s environmental agenda and whether he will issue a revamped version of the Clean Power Plan. Janet was also quoted in an E&E News article regarding four potential policy targets for EPA under a Biden administration.

Biden’s Plan to Shift Energy Policy Faces Headwinds

November 10, 2020 / by

Timothy Puko /

Wall Street Journal

Joe Goffman, EPN member and former Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel, was quoted in this article concerning challenges that President-Elect Biden will face in implementing his energy agenda.

Environmentalists, Obama Veterans on Biden Transition Teams

November 10, 2020 / by

Stephen Leet /

Bloomberg

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.

Q&A: Climate Advocate Explains Environmental Racism

November 9, 2020 / by

king5.com /

King 5

Mustafa Santiago Ali, EPN member and former Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and Assistant Associate Administrator for Environmental Justice, was interviewed for this TV segment on climate and environmental racism.

Progress Toward Managing Rising Seas

November 9, 2020 / by

Jeff Peterson /

The Hill

Jeff Peterson, EPN member and former Senior Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Water, published this op-ed on the effects of climate change on coastal communities and the progress made toward adapting to sea-level rise.

Scientists Relieved as Joe Biden Wins Tight US Presidential Election

November 7, 2020 / by

Jeff Tollefson /

Nature

Dan Costa EPN member and former National Program Director, EPA Air, Climate, and Energy Research Program, Office of Research and Development, was quoted in this article on the reaction of the scientific community to the outcome of the 2020 election.