The EPA Has Lost Its Mind

Nov 29, 2018 / by

Mark Kaufman /

Mashable

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 on the Administration’s  misleading, oversimplified, and politicized view of the National Climate Assessment.

‘It’s Not a Happy Place’

Nov 21, 2018 / by

Maxine Joselow /

E&E News

EPN member and advisor Janet McCabe, former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, is quoted in E&E’s article on the current climate at the EPA for climate staffers: flagging morale, staff cuts and a lack of support for their work.

Former EPA Admin on PFAS

Nov 16, 2018 / by

Stateside Staff /

Michigan Radio's Stateside

Betsy Southerland, EPN member and former EPA Director of Science and Technology in the Office of Water, was interviewed on Michigan Radio’s Stateside to discuss the advisory her team put out in 2016 on what’s considered a safe level of PFAS in drinking water, and why there’s still confusion over what the cutoff should be.

US EPA Research Plan Focuses on Energy Transition, Wildfire Air Pollution

Nov. 19, 2018 / by

Zack Hale /

S&P Global

EPN member Dan Costa, former EPA Director of the Air, Climate and Energy Research Program, is quoted in this article on the EPA’s plan to ramp up research on air pollution caused by wildfires and the states’ ability to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, despite the Air and Energy Subcommittee dropping “climate change” from its top research objective.

How CA Wildfires Are Evolving

Nov 16 2018 / by

AMtoDM /

BuzzFeed

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

AM2DM /

BuzzFeed

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 Chris Zarba, former EPA Staff Director of the Science Advisory Board, and John Bachmann, former EPA Associate Director for Science/Policy and New Programs, Office of Air, 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).

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

Nov 14, 2018 / by

Yessenia Funes /

Earther

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.

Red Tides: An Unwelcome Reminder that Water Quality Matters

Nov 14, 2018 / by

James Giattina /

The Palm Beach Post

EPN member James Giattina, former EPA Director, Water Protection Division, Region 4, Atlanta, and Director of the Gulf Program, wrote an op-ed 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.

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 EPA’s assaults on science under the current administration, despite the fact that EPA 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.

The EPA Completely Axed Its Climate Change Websites. But Why Are NASA’s Still Live?

Nov 8, 2018 / by

Mark Kaufman /

Mashable

EPN members Joe Goffman, former EPA Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel in the Office of Air and Radiation, and Stan Meiburg, EPN Board member and Advisor, former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Regions 4 (Atlanta) and 6 (Dallas), and former EPA Acting Deputy Administrator, are quoted in Mashable’s article on the EPA’s eliminated climate change web pages.

Will Trump’s Rollback Survive in Court?

Nov 9, 2018 / by

Maxine Joselow /

Climatewire

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. /

WyoFile

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.

Trucks with Failing Controls Spew Black Carbon — Study

Nov 2, 2018 / by

Maxine Joselow /

Climatewire

EPN member Chet France, former EPA staffer in the Office of Transportation, comments on new research that has found trucks may be releasing more black carbon into the atmosphere than previously thought.

‘It’s a Ghost Page’: EPA Site’s Climate Change Section May Be Gone for Good

Nov 1, 2018 / by

Oliver Milman /

The Guardian

Judith Enck, EPN member and former EPA Regional Administrator under President Obama, is quoted in The Guardian’s article about the uncertainty of whether climate change information that said humans were warming the planet, which was taken off of the EPA website last year, will ever return.

‘We Obviously Are Suspicious’ — Dems Prep for 2019

Oct 31, 2018 / by

Kevin Bogardus /

E&E News

EPN members Bob Sussman, former EPA Deputy Administrator and Senior Policy Counsel to Administrator, and Joe Goffman, former EPA Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate and Senior Counsel in the Office of Air and Radiation, are quoted in this E&E News article on the heavy scrutiny the current Administration’s plans for the EPA will be under if the House flips to Democratic control next year.

“Nobody Believes Those Numbers’

Oct 25, 2018 / by

Maxine Joselow /

E&E News

Jeff Alson, EPN member and former EPA senior advisor who helped draft the national fuel economy standards, is quoted in this E&E News article on the Trump Administration’s claim that rolling back the clean car standards will save the U.S. economy between $120 and $340 billion.

Trump’s Air Pollution Adviser: Clean Air Saves No Lives

Oct 24, 2018 / by

Jason Plautz /

Reveal

EPN members Chris Zarba, former EPA Director of the Science Advisory Board, and John Bachmann, former EPA Associate Director in the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards,  are quoted in Reveal’s article on Tony Cox, who heads the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee under the current Administration and has made his living challenging established science on behalf of industry.

Trump Says He Won’t Pay Trillions for Climate Change. He Already Is.

Oct 19, 2018 / by

Ellen Ketterson and Janet McCabe /

The Hill

Janet McCabe, EPN member and advisor, and former EPA Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, co-authored an op-ed for The Hill discussing the fact that the Trump Administration is currently spending a great deal on climate change, and that amount will continue to soar.

The Trump Administration’s ‘Dishonest’ Attack on Fuel-economy Standards

Oct 19, 2018 / by

John Platt /

The Revelator

Jeff Alson, EPN member and former EPA engineer who helped develop the Clean Car Standards, is quoted in The Revelator’s blog on the proposed Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient “SAFE” Vehicles rule.

State Officials, Valley Air Advocates Warn Against Proposed EPA Rule

Oct 16, 2018 / by

Kerry Klein /

NPR's Valley Public Radio, KVPR

Dan Reich, EPN member and former Assistant Regional Counsel, EPA Region 9, was interviewed on NPR’s Valley Public Radio/KVPR about the EPA’s proposed rollback of clean car standards with the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles (SAFE) Rule.