California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars

August 24, 2022 / by

Coral Davenport, Lisa Friedman, and Brad Plumer /

The New York Times

Margo Oge, former Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, was quoted in this article about a California proposal to prohibit the sale of new gas-powered cars in the state by 2035.

SAB Backs EPA’s PFAS Findings for SDWA Rule, but Urges Some Fixes

August 24, 2022 / by

Suzanne Yohannan /

Inside EPA

Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted and EPN was mentioned in this article discussing the EPA Science Advisory Board’s report on the scientific analyses EPA will use to set safe drinking water standards for PFOA and PFOS.

Nonprofits Request ‘Community Voice’ Be Heard Before the Courts in Chemours, EPA Lawsuit

August 21, 2022 / by

Amy Passaretti /

Port City Daily

Bob Sussman, counsel for a coalition of North Carolina environmental groups and former EPA Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article discussing the coalition’s request for the U.S. Court of Appeals to dismiss a petition filed by the chemical company Chemours asking that EPA reassess its drinking water advisory levels for GenX, a PFAS produced by the company.

EPN Seeks PFAS ‘Emergency’ in Senate NDAA to Back CWA Streamlining

August 17, 2022 / by

Rick Weber /

Inside EPA

This article referenced EPN’s letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works and Armed Services Committees urging the inclusion of two PFAS amendments in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2023.

Biden Signed the Climate Law. Now the Bureaucrats’ Hard Slog Begins.

August 17, 2022 / by

Jennifer Dlouhy /

Bloomberg

Jeff Alson, former Senior Engineer and Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, was quoted in this article about the amount of new policies that need to be written and implemented and the amount of new work for regulators after the signing of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Children Living Near Pa. Fracking Sites Are at Increased Risk of Leukemia, Study Finds

August 17, 2022 / by

Susan Phillips /

StateImpact Pennsylvania

Bernard Goldstein, former Chair, EPA Celan Air Scientific Advisory Committee and former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development was quoted in this article regarding the increased rate of leukemia for children living near PA fracking sites.

Groups Line Up to Back EPA ‘Forever Chemicals’ Push

August 15, 2022 / by

E.A. Crunden /

E&E News

Bob Sussman, counsel for Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and former EPA Deputy Administrator, was quoted in this article regarding North Carolina organizations and residents defending new health advisories for certain PFAS.

For Electric Vehicle Makers, Winners and Losers in Climate Bill

August 12, 2022 / by

Jack Ewing /

The New York Times

Margo Oge, former Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, was quoted in this article regarding the Inflation Reduction Act and what it means for EV automakers.

What Color Is Your Hydrogen? Not All Hydrogen Is Clean

August 11, 2022 / by

Margo Oge /

Forbes

Margo Oge, former Director, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, wrote this op-ed for Forbes urging people to switch from fossil fuels to hydrogen but cautioning that not all hydrogen is clean/green.

To Cut Plastic Waste Out of Your Life, Start Small

August 10, 2022 / by

Zahra Hirji /

Bloomberg

Judith Enck President of Beyond Plastics and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article for Bloomberg about how to cut down on plastic waste at home. 

Will Greenidge Face Any Consequences For Missing October 1 Deadline to Install Screens on Water Intake Pipe?

August 9, 2022 / by

Peter Mantius /

Finger Lakes Times

Judith Enck President of Beyond Plastics and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article for the Finger Lake Times regarding possible consequences for Greenidge Generation if their October 1 deadline to install water intake pipe screens is missed. 

Biden’s Climate Win Strains Already-Stretched EPA Workforce

August 8, 2022 / by

Stephen Lee /

Bloomberg Law

Stan Meiburg, former EPA Acting Deputy Administrator and former Regional Administrator, EPA Regions 4 and 6, was quoted in this article for Bloomberg Environment regarding the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act and the strain it will put on the already strained EPA workforce.

Report takes aim at EPA, WFU, and local officials over Weaver fire response

August 5, 2022 / by

Keri Brown /

WFDD

Stan Meiburg, former EPA Acting Deputy Administrator and former Regional Administrator, EPA Regions 4 and 6, was quoted in this article for WFDD regarding the Weaver fertilizer plant fire in Winston-Salem, NC and the importance of emergency response planning.

HUD approves relocating residents, razing Cohoes apartments next to embattled Norlite plant

August 5, 2022 / by

Dave Lucas /

WAMC

Judith Enck, President of Beyond Plastics and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article for WAMC regarding HUD approving the relocation of lower-income residents due to the Northlite LLC facility’s air pollution in Cohoes, NY.

How Manchin’s Climate Deal Could Thwart EPA Permitting Rule

August 4, 2022 / by

Hannah Northey and Kelsey Brugger /

E&E News

This article mentions EPN’s comments on EPA’s proposed revisions to the Clean Water Act 401 certification rule and possible impacts Senator Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) permitting reforms could have on the 401 revisions.

Birnbaum Says TSCA Grouping Could Help EPA Break Statutory Silos

August 4, 2022 / by

Maria Hegstad /

Inside EPA

Linda Birnbaum, former Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program and former EPA scientist, was quoted in this article discussing how a class-based approach to handling chemicals under TSCA could help assess the cumulative human health effects that multiple chemicals have across different media.

Sinema Can Fulfill McCain’s Climate Legacy

August 3, 2022 / by

Jeremy Symons /

The Hill

Jeremy Symons, EPN consultant and former Climate Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, penned this op-ed discussing how Senator Krysten Sinema’s (D-AZ) vote on the Inflation Reduction Act could provide clean energy incentives and assist in cutting climate pollution while also solidifying the climate legacy of the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

Methane Reductions Sought by EPA Get Boost From Climate Deal

August 3, 2022 / by

Jennifer Hijazi /

Bloomberg Law

Jeremy Symons, EPN consultant and former Climate Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted in this article regarding measures in the Inflation Reduction Act that could broaden the scope of methane emitters regulated by EPA.

‘See What Sticks’: Manchin Releases Permitting Wish List

August 2, 2022 / by

Kelsey Brugger /

E&E News

Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article discussing the possible permitting changes Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is seeking in exchange for agreeing to the current budget reconciliation package for FY2023.

California Law Begins to Phase Out Single-Use Plastics

August 1, 2022 / by

Madeleine Muzdakis /

My Modern Met

Judith Enck, President of Beyond Plastics and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article discussing the benefits of reducing plastic production in light of a new California law that would significantly reduce single-use plastic production.

Democrats’ Climate Hopes Hinge on Sinema

August 1, 2022 / by

Robin Bravender /

E&E News

Jeremy Symons, EPN consultant and former Climate Policy Advisor, EPA Office of Air and Radiation, was quoted in this article discussing the pivotal role Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) could play in passing the Inflation Reduction Act.

“No Safe Level”: A Lot of Colorado Drinking Water Could Contain Potentially Hazardous Levels of “Forever Chemicals” Under New EPA Standard

August 1, 2022 / by

Conrad Swanson /

The Denver Post

Linda Birnbaum, former Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, was quoted in this article regarding PFAS concentrations in water sources nationwide, suggesting that many will exceed EPA’s new health advisory levels. The article was reprinted in OutThere Colorado and The Fort Morgan Times.

Inflation Reduction Act Will Boost EPA Efforts to Tackle the Climate Crisis

August 1, 2022 / by

David F. Coursen /

The Hill

Dave Coursen, former Attorney, EPA Office of General Counsel, wrote this op-ed discussing how the Inflation Reduction Act will help EPA address the challenges of climate change and support environmental and climate justice.

Bring Out the China, Hold the Plastic, Activists Advise Restaurants

July 28, 2022 / by

Rick Karlin /

Times Union

Judith Enck, President of Beyond Plastics and former Regional Administrator, EPA Region 2, was quoted in this article discussing Beyond Plastics’ guide to help restaurants reduce plastic use.