EPN in the News
Indiana State Representative, Environmental Advocates Call on Congress to Protect Environment & Public Health
Sept 7, 2018 / by
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.
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.
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.
Feb 21, 2018 / by
Charles S. Clark /
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.
Dec 7, 2017 / by
Angela K. Evans /
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
Sept. 11, 2018 / by
Johann Grolle /
EPN members Chris Zarba, Dan Costa, and Bob Kelly are quoted in this German magazine article on what it is like to work for the EPA under an administration that is hostile to the organization.
Sept 8, 2018 / by
Brady Dennis, Juliet Eilperin and Andrew Ba Tran /
The Washington Post
EPN members Christopher Zarba, Betsy Smith, and Daniel Costa are quoted in this article about the mass exodus from the EPA in the first 18 months of the Trump administration. The agency’s workforce has shrunk by 8 percent, leaving many wondering what important work is falling through the cracks. This article also ran in the Chicago Tribune, and Betsy Smith and Daniel Costa were quoted in a similar article from Common Dreams.
August 29, 2018. / by
Joel Mintz /
EPN member and Professor of Law Emeritus Joel Mintz criticizes the proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan as insufficient and far too weak.
August 20, 2018. / by
Keri Brown /
EPN board member Stan Meiburg spoke to WFDD public radio about proposed coal ash rules and possible implications for North Carolina.
August 6, 2018 / by
Niina Heikkinen /
EPN members John Bachmann and Janet McCabe are quoted in this article about the Clean Power Plan rollback and proposal to change cost-benefit analysis at the EPA.
Sept 18, 2018 / by
Brendan Doyle /
EPN member Brendan Doyle, a former EPA policy analyst and senior policy advisor, wrote this op-ed for The Hill on the Trump administration’s move to gut the Risk Management Program Rule, which requires chemical companies and wastewater treatment plants to be ready for disasters like Hurricane Florence.
Sept 11, 2018 / by
Lou Ann Hammond /
EPN member Margo Oge, former director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, is quoted in this article on the Trump administration’s proposal to reopen negotiations with the possibility of revoking California’s Clear Air Act waiver, threatening the state’s ability to set separate, more-stringent standards.
Sept. 14, 2018 / by
Janet McCabe /
Indianapolis Business Journal
EPN member Janet McCabe wrote an op-ed in the Indianapolis Business Journal on the Trump administrations “ill-considered” proposal to roll back clean-car standards.
Sept. 10, 2018 / by
Coral Davenport /
The New York Times
EPN member Janet McCabe is quoted in this article on the Trump Administration making it significantly easier to release methane into the atmosphere. This is the third major step this year to roll back federal efforts to fight climate change. Janet is also quoted in similar articles in: E&E News, Newser, HuffPost.