Former Officials Urge Regan To Reverse Controversial DOE Cleanup Decision

March 16, 2023
Two former EPA officials are urging Administrator Michael Regan to reverse his controversial decision upholding a precedent-setting Trump-era decision easing Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements for a Superfund cleanup at the Energy Department’s (DOE) Oak Ridge site, warning it could face legal action while noting the agency has previously reversed such decisions. Charles Openchowski, a retired senior attorney in EPA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC), and Robin Anderson, a former EPA Superfund remedy selection expert and a regulatory compliance expert,...

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