EPIC News Items Archive

2020

December 22.  We released an analysis of the revised Lead and Copper Rule issued by the EPA, which was covered by Circle of Blue and E&E News.

December 10.  We published recommendations for the Biden administration on endangered species policy.

December 1.  Our Water Program gained in strength with the addition of Maureen Cunningham as Deputy Director of Water and Katy Hansen as Special Advisor for Water.

November 23.  We spoke on democratizing water data in this podcast and webinar and highlighted the ongoing Water Data Prize organized by EPIC.

November 5.  We published in Science ideas for how the next administration can improve endangered species decisions.

October 26.  We're speaking on a panel about species conservation opportunities at the nexus of electricity generation, highway construction and maintenance, and pesticide use.

October 16.  We published an analysis of public comments submitted to the EPA related to the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions using natural language processing tools.

October 6.  We published a policy brief describing a visualization tool to assess opportunities for water utility consolidation at the state level.

September 15.  Our policy memo on water shutoffs and equity was published by South Strong, an initiative of the Southern Economic Advancement Project.

June 10.  We are hiring for a Chesapeake Bay Conservation Finance Fellow.

May 1.  We hosted a webinar (slides here) for nonprofits working on conservation and national defense, as part of the release of our April 15th report on conservation and the military mission.

April 23.  Our new report discusses how data technology can help restore our planet.

April 15.  We released our report and summary on opportunities to advance conservation and the military mission. The report was the result of over a year of workshops and research involving many Dep't of Defense staff and their conservation partners.

April 8.  Working with University of Illinois and others, we helped develop a conservation plan for the monarch butterfly--the largest of its kind under the ESA.

April 7.  We helped develop a first-of-its-kind agreement to allow Iowa municipalities to address water quality by working with farmers.

Jan 30.  We commented on Democratic Presidential candidates' water policy proposals in the Circle of Blue.

 

2019

Dec 12.  We reviewed Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Blue New Deal and its freshwater governance policies in the Circle of Blue.

Dec 12.  We participated on a panel discussion, convened by Resources for the Future and moderated by Michael Doyle of EENews, on how the revised ESA regulations could be implemented and what future rulemakings are possible.

Nov 7-8.  Together with EPRI, we cohosted a workshop on data science applications for managing environmental impacts in the electric power sector.

Oct. 31.  We presented on Sandboxing Nature at the Environmental Markets and Finance Summit.

Oct 29.  We presented at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's endangered species conference on ESA section 4 issues.

Oct 9.  Our Sandboxes for Nature paper is featured on Ecosystem Marketplace.