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Richard J. Trzupek


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Richard J. Trzupek is a chemist who has been employed as an environmental consultant to industry for more than 25 years.

Richard J. Trzupek is a chemist who has been employed as an environmental consultant to industry for more than 25 years. He specializes in air quality issues, has worked for several Fortune 500 companies, has participated in the development of environmental legislation and regulation and is currently principal consultant at Trinity Consultants based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Trzupek’s commentaries have appeared in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business and Reuters. He blogs at, and at Breitbart.

He is the author of Regulators Gone Wild: How the EPA Is Ruining American Industry (Encounter Books, 2011).

Recent Articles and Publications

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October 23, 2020
By Richard J. Trzupek
Ethylene oxide is produced at petrochemical facilities, but is also regularly found in natural, biological systems, such as the human body. It is also commonly found in ambient air throughout industrial, residential, and rural areas.
December 24, 2019
By Richard J. Trzupek
Excess wind speeds shutting down wind turbines may be partially responsible for Pacific Gas & Electric shutting down power throughout its territory in 2019.
December 5, 2019
By Richard J. Trzupek
If you drive a car and live in the greater Chicagoland metropolitan area, you are periodically required to have your tailpipe emissions checked to ensure that your vehicle meets emissions standards.
November 12, 2019
By Richard J. Trzupek
According to the official, widely reported story, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) shut down substantial portions of its electric transmission system in northern California as a precautionary measure.
September 26, 2019
By Richard J. Trzupek
Proposed: Most people are inherently good and want to do good things. That, I sincerely believe, is as true of the vast majority of my fellow citizens who both agree or disagree with some or all of my views.
February 17, 2015
By Richard J. Trzupek
In October 2014, Environmental Health published a study purporting to show fracking operations for oil and gas production cause dangerous air quality issues.
January 31, 2012
By Richard J. Trzupek
Executive Summary Following the passage of “Chemicals of Concern” legislation in Maine, Washington, and California, several states are considering adopting similar statutes.

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