Taran
Volckhausen

Communications Associate, The Public Interest Network

Started on staff: 2020
B.A., University of Colorado
Taran works on national communications and media relations for The Public Interest Network, particularly with U.S. PIRG’s Make It Toxic-Free, Beyond Plastic and Transform Transportation campaigns. Taran lives in Boulder with his wife and two sons. He enjoys outdoor sports such as biking, hiking and skiing in the winter.

Posts by Taran Volckhausen
Statement: EPA says PFAS contamination in pesticides may violate federal law

Toxic threats

Statement: EPA says PFAS contamination in pesticides may violate federal law

In an effort to protect communities from PFAS contamination, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that the presence of PFAS contamination in pesticides could be a violation of a federal toxic chemical law, known as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The EPA has signaled the presence of so-called “forever chemicals'' in pesticides could stem from the fluorinated containers used for storage and transportation.

Media Statements  

Panelist discussion offers insights on the future of ‘Superfund’ funding

Toxic threats

Panelist discussion offers insights on the future of ‘Superfund’ funding

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and the Environmental Protection Network (EPN) hosted a webinar panel on Friday that celebrated the reinstatement of the “polluter pays'' tax that will help fund the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Superfund” toxic waste cleanup program over the next decade.

Media Releases  

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