Laurie Toupin is a civil/environmental engineer turned freelance writer. She covers science and environmental issues for both adults and children, writing for publications such as The Christian Science Monitor, Odyssey Magazine, Design Focus World, Scholastic Books and Apprentice Shop Books, LLC. When Laurie isn’t writing, she is directing children’s theater, biking, hiking, or canoeing with her three awesome children in Brookline, NH. Laurie has a Civil/Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Journalism from the University of Missouri.
Oct 10, 2019
U.S. Federal vs. State Environmental Regulations: What to Follow?
When doing business in the U.S., companies have to pay attention to the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and individual state agencies.
Sep 17, 2019
Oil & Gas Methane Emissions: Another EPA Deregulation
The EPA announced changes to regulations on methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Learn more about the proposed ruling.
Sep 10, 2019
New Clean Water Act Ruling Aims to Expedite Infrastructure Permits
Learn more about a proposed rule by the EPA to update Clean Water Act section 401 and bring changes to the water quality certification process.
Sep 05, 2019
A Possibility to Reclassify Under the EPA’s Clean Air Act
Are you a major source of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) or an area source air pollution emitter? The answer may change because of a proposed EPA ruling.