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Elizabeth Duan

Prior to joining PEER, Elizabeth coordinated events for the nonprofit Women’s Learning Partnership and taught gender studies at Emerson Preparatory School. She has also taught writing at Sidwell Friends School Summer Camp, and organized with New Virginia Majority, Education Reform Now, and Democrats for Education Reform in the Washington, DC area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.

EPA sticks to Trump-era guidance on ‘forever chemicals’ disposal

by E&E News | April 10, 2024
EPA released an updated draft on which methods effectively destroy or dispose of “forever chemicals,” keeping incineration on the short list of acceptable disposal methods. The update aligns with the interim guidance released during the Trump administration, which caught ...

Whale death revives debate over ropeless lobster gear

by E&E News | April 8, 2024
According to NOAA, more than 85 percent of all North Atlantic right whales have been entangled in fishing lines at least once. And getting entangled in heavy gear can stress and injure the animals, making it difficult for them to swim, feed and breathe, the agency said. A study of more ...

Wetlands protection at issue in Maine offshore wind plans

by E&E News | April 1, 2024
Maine’s plan to build an offshore wind port on an undeveloped island is facing pushback from some environmental groups, exemplifying the trade-offs and land use conflicts embedded in the clean energy transition. Gov. Janet Mills (D) announced this year that Sears Island was the “ ...

EPA to scrutinize ‘forever chemicals’ in wastewater, sewage

by E&E News | March 26, 2024
EPA is collecting data on “forever chemicals” in wastewater that eventually make their way to rivers and streams across the nation, a move that could inform future limits on the substances. While the data collection is a welcome step, EPA should have begun gathering the information “ ...

5th Circuit curbs EPA authority under chemical safety law

by E&E News | March 22, 2024
EPA used the wrong process when it ordered a plastics company, Inhance, to stop unintentionally creating “forever chemicals,” the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote in a Thursday opinion. It’s a major blow to environmental and health advocates like Kyla Bennett, ...
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