Erik Olson

July 2, 2016

Lack of Enforcement and Gaming the System – Public Water Systems in the Spotlight

5,300 U.S. water systems are in violation of lead rules By Sara Ganim, CNN Updated 6:50 AM ET, Wed June 29, 2016 More than 5,000 water systems in violation of rules  Story highlights 18 million Americans could be affected The EPA took action in just 88 cases Many utilities “game the system” with their testing methods […]
February 17, 2016

Drinking Water Experts Talk About Flint MI and Our Nation's Water Problems on The Diane Rehm Show

Erik Olson of NRDC, George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water, and Jim Salzman, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at UCSB and UCLA, and author of “Drinking Water: A History,” talk about the problems in Flint and serious problems facing our nation’s water infrastructure more broadly.   Erik, George, and Jim do a […]