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Budget Cuts

Indiana State Representative, Environmental Advocates Call on Congress to Protect Environment & Public Health

Sept 7, 2018 / by

WBIW/State /


EPN’s analysis of EPA funding cuts and harmful anti-environmental policies included in the House and Senate FY19 appropriations bills is mentioned in this article on a press conference at the Indiana Statehouse, where speakers urged Congress to oppose any budget cuts to public health and environmental protection programs ahead of the Sept. 30 federal funding deadline.

Trump Is Wrong About EPA Science

April 10, 2018 / by

Ruth Greenspan Bell /


Ruth Greenspan Bell, a former EPA attorney who serves as president of EPN’s Board of Directors, shared her views on Trump’s attack on science in an opinion column published in numerous newspapers.

Former EPA Workers: Trump’s Budget Proposal Continues ‘Aggressive Pattern’ of Slashing Staff

Feb 23, 2018 / by

Jory Heckman /

Federal News Radio

EPN member and budget analyst David Coursen, who worked in the EPA Office of General Council for 20 years, is quoted on the administration’s attempt to downsize the agency in this article reporting on EPN’s analysis of the proposed EPA budget for FY2019.

EPA’s Planned Budget Cuts Alarm Former Employees, Union

Feb 21, 2018 / by

Charles S. Clark /

Government Executive

This report talks about EPN’s analysis of the fiscal 2019 budget, which would leave the EPA with a greatly diminished workforce, cut 48% of science funding, and leave essential programs for clear air, water, and land at risk.

Budget Deadline for Gutting the EPA Has Arrived

Dec 7, 2017 / by

Angela K. Evans /

Boulder Weekly

EPN members Carol Campbell and David Coursen are quoted in this article about President Trump’s sweeping 2018 budget cut proposal for the EPA. The Boulder Weekly also cites EPN analysis on workforce reductions resulting from the proposed FY2018 budget.

Programs at Risk

How CA Wildfires Are Evolving

Nov 16 2018 / by

AMtoDM /


EPN member John Kennedy, former EPA Staff, Region 9, serving the Pacific Southwest region of California, Nevada and Arizona, was interviewed on BuzzFeed’s AMtoDM. Here he discusses California’s new abnormal year-round fire season caused by the drying effects of climate change.

How Wildfires Impact People’s Health

Nov 16 2018 / by



EPN member John Kennedy, former EPA Staff, Region 9, serving the Pacific Southwest region of California, Nevada and Arizona, was interviewed on BuzzFeed’s AMtoDM on the effects wildfires, like those in California, have on public health.

‘Shadow’ Reviews by Former CASAC Members Could Help Defend NAAQS

Nov 16, 2018 / by

Stuart Parker /

Inside EPA

EPN members John Bachmann, former EPA Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, Office of Air, and Chris Zarba, former EPA Staff Director of the Science Advisory Board, were quoted in Inside EPA’s piece on in-depth “shadow” reviews planned by former members of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), which could help defend the PM and ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).

The Assault Against Science Continues at the E.P.A.

Nov 14, 2018 / by

Christopher S. Zarba /

The New York Times

Chris Zarba, EPN member and former EPA Staff Director of the Science Advisory Board, wrote this op-ed published in The New York Times on the EPA’s assaults on science under the current Administration, despite the fact that this Agency relies on science to protect our country’s health, safety and quality of life.

Red Tides: An Unwelcome Reminder that Water Quality Matters

Nov 12, 2018 / by

James Giatinna /

Sun Sentinel

EPN member James Giattina, former EPA Director, Water Protection Division, Region 4, Atlanta, and Director of the Gulf Program, wrote on op-ed published in the Sun Sentinel on the red tides in Florida and their reminder that our efforts to restore the nation’s waters to a healthy condition are far from complete.

Regulatory Rollbacks

Wait, Did Trump’s EPA Just Do Its Job for a Change?

Nov 14, 2018 / by

Yessenia Funes /


EPN member Mustafa Ali, former EPA Environmental Justice Administrator, is quoted in Earther’s article on the EPA’s proposal to tighten nitrogen oxide emissions standards.

Will Trump’s Rollback Survive in Court?

Nov 9, 2018 / by

Maxine Joselow /


Janet McCabe, EPN member and advisor, and former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, is quoted in this article on the many profound flaws in the Administration’s proposal to roll back the clean car standards, which could make it difficult to defend in court.

Pavillion Water Experts Fault Leaky Gas Wells, Unlined Pits

Nov 6, 2018 / by

Angus M. Thuermer Jr. /


EPN members Mike Wireman, former EPA Groundwater Expert, and Dominic DiGiulio, Former EPA Environmental Engineer, are quoted in WyoFile’s article on groundwater pollution in Pavillion, Wyoming, due to leaky gas wells and unlined pits.

It’s Time to Find a CAFE Middle Ground

Nov 6, 2018 / by

Eric Kulisch /

Automotive News

Trish Koman, EPN member and former EPA Senior Environmental Scientist, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, is quoted in this Automotive News op-ed on whether a compromise on CAFE standards can be found that satisfies the Administration, automakers and environmentalists.

Trump Car Standards Rollback Knocked for Faulty Analysis

Nov 2, 2018 / by

Abby Smith /

Bloomberg Environment

EPN member Jeff Alson, former EPA Senior Engineer and Policy Advisor in the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, is quoted in this article on the Administration’s flawed modeling resulting in extremely inflated benefits being attributed to freezing the fuel economy standards.

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