This press release announces ECOS’ new Executive Director Sambhav (Sam) Sankar.
This press statement provides a high level reaction to U.S. EPA’s FY18-22 Strategic Plan and the President’s FY19 Budget Proposal for U.S. EPA.
This ECOS Press Statement announces the recent appointment of Executive Director and General Counsel Alexandra Dunn to Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1, effective January 7.
This Press Statement announces the launch of ECOS Results, an interactive web tool designed to communicate state stories of public health and environmental progress. ECOS Results can be accessed at www.ecosresults.org.
This statement announces ECOS’ new 2017-2018 officers elected this week at the ECOS Fall Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
This Press Statement details ECOS recognition of outstanding initiatives in Alabama, Missouri, the District of Columbia, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Idaho that serve as replicable models for other states. These six states will be presented with ECOS 2017 State Program Innovation Awards next month at the association’s Fall Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
This press release states ECOS’ hope for future collaboration with EPA, as Administrator Scott Pruitt today proposed to withdraw the agency’s 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule. Last week, ECOS sent Pruitt a comment letter on the redefinition of WOTUS following the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order on “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and…
This Press Statement announces the release of ECOS’ Cooperative Federalism 2.0 paper, a vision recasting state and federal roles for environmental management and public health protection at lower cost. Among other positive changes, this recasting will result in: Equal or greater environmental and public health protection and outcomes through smart deployment of resources on critical priorities;…
This Press statement on the President’s FY18 EPA budget, released this morning, notes ECOS’ commitment to engaging with the Administration and Congress to ensure that funds are appropriately distributed to assure sustained support for key state environmental initiatives. It stresses the importance of categorical grants, which are cut significantly under the FY18 proposal, in supporting state implementation of…
This ECOS Press Release commends U.S. EPA on its initiation of guidance regarding EPA review and approval of state applications to operate coal combustion residual (CCR) permit programs.