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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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April 4, 2019
By Richard J. Trzupek
It’s sad, but the nature of public discourse today is becoming more and more about preventing public discourse.
October 3, 2017
By Richard J. Trzupek
Dr. Arturo Casadevall and Dr. Ferric C. Fang correctly distilled down the scientific method into a five word query: “but what if I’m wrong?
August 8, 2017
By Richard J. Trzupek
The House passed the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017, which instructs the Environmental Protection Agency to delay implementing a microscopic and expensive adjustment to national air quality standards promulgated by the Obama-era EPA.
July 17, 2017
By Richard J. Trzupek
Last month, HBO funnyman John Oliver spent an episode of his show Last Week Tonight delivering a profanity-laced rant demonizing coal, coal-energy advocates, and presidents of the United States who don coal-miner hard-hats.
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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