Civil Penalties for Polluters Dropped Dramatically in Trump’s First Two Years, Analysis Shows

April 5, 2019 / by

Milbank News Writer /

Milbank Monitor

Cynthia Giles, EPN member and former EPA Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, is quoted in this article about civil penalties for polluters plummeting under the Trump Administration.

After Recent CASAC Meeting, Former Chairman Says, “If I Were Still Working for EPA, I Would Resign”

April 5, 2019 / by

Hank Black /

Birmingham Watch

EPN member Dr. Bernard Goldstein, former EPA Chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, is quoted in this article about the fractious CASAC teleconference on March 28 that exposed many troubling issues in the current review of particulate matter.

States, Environmentalists Back ‘Alternative Compliance’ In Methane Rules

April 5, 2019 / by

Lee Logan /

Inside EPA

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 state environmental commissioners joining environmentalists to urge EPA and state governments to bolster the use of “alternative compliance” provisions in their rules limiting methane releases.

Regulating Methane Emissions Now Means Suing the EPA

April 4, 2019 / by

Joseph Goffman and Hana Veselka Vizcarra /

Houston Chronicle

EPN member Joe Goffman, former EPA Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel in the Office of Air and Radiation, co-wrote this op-ed about the need to sue EPA to compel the agency to regulate methane.

Wheeler Claims He Fired US EPA Science Advisers to Meet Clean Air Act Deadlines

April 3 2019 / by

Zack Hale /

S&P Global

EPN member John Bachmann, former EPA Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, is quoted in this article about Administrator Wheeler’s claim that he disbanded two advisory panels of scientific experts because they were preventing the EPA from meeting deadlines set by the Clean Air Act.

Trump Aims to Help Polluters by Cutting Air Quality Standards

April 3, 2019 / by

Vanessa Nason /

WhoWhatWhy

EPN member John Bachmann, former EPA Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, is quoted in this article about the Administration’s plan to dial back the standards for particulate matter. This piece also ran in Salon.

Reagan Appointee Says EPA ‘Destroying’ Science Reviews

April 2, 2019 / by

Sean Reilly /

E&E News

Dr. Bernie Goldstein, EPN member and former EPA Chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, is quoted in this article covering his op-ed about the Trump Administration’s unparalleled assault on the EPA’s mechanisms for ensuring independent scientific advice.

Seattle Morning News with Dave Ross

April 2, 2019 / by

Dave Ross /

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

Betsy Southerland, Former EPA Director, Office of Science and Technology in the Office of Water, was interviewed on Seattle Morning News about EPA deregulation and attacks on science.

I If Were Still Working at EPA, I Would Resign

April 2, 2019 / by

Bernard Goldstein /

The Washington Post

Dr. Bernie Goldstein, EPN member and former EPA Chair of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, had his op-ed published about the assault on the independence and expertise of the scientific advisory processes. The op-ed also ran in The Salt Lake Tribune, the Charleston Gazette-Mailthe Napa Valley Register and the Santa Fe New Mexican.

States, Experts Say EPA Role on Chemicals Crucial

April 1, 2019 / by

Jenny Wagner and Kyle Bagenstose /

Echo-Pilot

Taly Jolish, EPN member and former Assistant Regional Counsel, is quoted in this article about how crucial EPA regulations on PFAS chemicals are to protect public health and compel the cleanup of pollution.

Air Pollution Panel, in Divisive Session, Asks EPA to Reverse Course and Provide Expert Help

March 29, 2019 / by

Hank Black /

Birmingham Watch

EPN member John Bachmann, former EPA Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, is quoted in this article about CASAC asking EPA to provide more expert help to review the hundreds of recent scientific studies on the effects of microscopic particles of soot on human mortality.

EPA Plan Would Discount Health Benefits of Reducing CO2 Emissions

March 26 2019 / by

Niina Heikkinen /

E&E News

EPN members Joe Goffman, former EPA Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel in the Office of Air and Radiation, and John Bachmann, former EPA Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, are quoted in this article about EPA’s “secret science” plan that would discount the health benefits that come along with controlling carbon emissions.

Reagan Appointee Says EPA ‘Disemboweling’ Program

March 28, 2019 / by

Corbin Hiar /

E&E News

EPN member Bernie Goldstein, former EPA Assistant Administrator for Research and Development, is quoted in this article about EPA’s decision not to release a completed review of the dangers posed by the widely used chemical formaldehyde.

EPA Science Advisers Urge New PM NAAQS Panel, Possibly Derailing Review

March 28, 2019 / by

Stuart Parker /

Inside EPA

EPN member John Bachmann, former EPA Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, is quoted in this article about EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) urging the agency to reconstitute a specialized panel Trump officials disbanded to help review particulate matter (PM) limits.

Editorial: EPA Proposal Poses Public Health Risks

March 26, 2019 / by

Editoral Staff /

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Janet McCabe, EPN member and former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, is quoted in this editorial about EPA’s plans to reconsider how it weighs the cost of power-plant emission rules against their public health benefits.

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

March 22, 2019 / by

Kyla Mandel /

Think Progress

EPN member 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.

The Chip Franklin Show

March 21, 2019 / by

Chip Franklin and Nikki Medoro /

KGO 810 Radio in San Francisco

EPN member David Coursen, formerly at EPA’s Office of General Counsel, was interviewed about the Administration’s recent FY2020 budget proposal and its effects on EPA.

 

 

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.

EPA Is Shirking Its Responsibility to Require Chemical Safety Testing

March 21, 2019 / by

Bob Sussman /

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

EPN member Bob Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator and Senior Policy Counsel to Administrator, wrote this article about data acting as the lifeblood for chemical safety evaluation.

It’s Your Turn

March 20, 2019 / by

Dave Malarkey /

WISR AM

Bonnie Bellow, EPN member and former EPA Director of Public Affairs, Region 2, was interviewed about the Trump Administration’s recent FY2020 budget proposal, which cuts EPA’s budget by 31%.

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.

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.