FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2023
Steven Fantes, Public Affairs Manager
617-817-1297 and email@example.com
EPN’s Statement on Looming Government Shutdown and Potential Impacts on EPA
In anticipation of a possible government shutdown and the impacts it may have on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the nation, Environmental Protection Network (EPN) Executive Director Michelle Roos released the following statement:
“A government shutdown has far-reaching environmental and health impacts because the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency can’t do their jobs. It’s hard enough to keep toxic pollution out of our air and drinking water safe without pulling environmental inspectors off the job and stopping the flow of resources EPA provides to states and communities across the nation. EPA protects people’s health, and a government shutdown endangers all of our lives.”
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NETWORK
Founded in 2017, the Environmental Protection Network (EPN) harnesses the expertise of approximately 600 former EPA career staff and confirmation-level appointees from Democratic and Republican administrations to provide the unique perspective of former regulators with decades of historical knowledge and subject matter expertise.
Read EPN’s “Effects of a Government Shutdown at EPA” fact sheet.