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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 tackles ‘forever chemicals’ with hazardous waste law

by E&E News | February 1, 2024
EPA released a rule that would list nine PFAS as “hazardous constituents” under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, an action that could lead to cleanups of disposal and waste management facilities.   RCRA gives EPA the authority to regulate hazardous wastes the moment ...

Biden admin pressed on ‘forever chemicals’ limits in water

by E&E News | January 26, 2024
Individuals sickened after exposure to “forever chemicals” urged the Biden administration this week to press ahead with a pending rule that would set aggressive nationwide limits on the compounds in drinking water. Public drinking water is considered an important avenue for protecting ...

EPA to unveil scientific integrity plan soon. Will it work?

by E&E News | January 23, 2024
EPA is drawing closer to cementing President Joe Biden’s plans for protecting science across the federal government, but the agency’s proposed safeguards for its own researchers are already coming under scrutiny. This month, EPA asked its employees to review the agency’s draft ...

Does Sackett clip EPA’s wings on permits, water rules?

by E&E News | January 19, 2024
Months after the Supreme Court stripped federal protections for over half the nation’s wetlands, scientists and legal experts are raising new concerns about how the ruling could affect permits for pollutants in rivers and streams. “This is about, ‘Are we going to have enough clean ...

Tough choices could make 2024 a wild ride for Interior

by E&E News | January 4, 2024
Results of the latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey made public last month showed that 56 percent of NPS employees expressed satisfaction with the agency. A remarkable 36 percent said they would not recommend the agency as a good place to work, while 46 percent said they doubted senior ...
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