VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

Join us for a virtual conference on November 9th. Former U.S. EPA Administrators share unique leadership insights for building public trust and addressing environmental and public health crises.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Monday, November 9th, at 7:30 pm
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The US government must act swiftly and creatively to address climate change and protect public health. Unfortunately, the U.S. government faces something approaching a crisis in public legitimacy with regard to environmental policy. What kind of public leadership will suffice for this moment?

To discuss that question, Wake Forest will hear from two former U.S. EPA Administrators, Gina McCarthy and Lee Thomas, on Monday evening, November 9th, at 7:30 p.m. The conversation and Q&A will be virtual. The subject of the event will be: The Path Forward: US Environmental Leadership Beyond 2020

GINA MCARTHY

Gina McCarthy was EPA Administrator from 2013 to 2017. During her tenure, EPA established a Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions from electric power plants, set strict carbon emission standards for cars, created limits on methane emissions from oil and gas operations, issued the first health advisory for two "forever chemicals", PFOA and PFOS, and promoted EPA activities to address environmental justice. Before becoming Administrator, Ms. McCarthy headed EPA's air pollution control activities, and was the environmental commissioner for the state of Connecticut. She is a native of the Boston area, and is currently the President of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

LEE THOMAS

Lee Thomas was EPA Administrator from 1985 to 1989. During his tenure, EPA secured Congressional reauthorization of the Superfund law, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and the Clean Water Act. Mr. Thomas also led U.S. efforts to establish and ratify the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, an international agreement that has significantly reduced damage to stratospheric ozone that protects the earth from UV radiation. Before becoming Administrator, Mr. Thomas headed EPA's Superfund and waste management activities, and was a senior official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Following his service as Administrator he had a successful career as a business leader.

EVENT SPONSORS

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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Join us for a virtual conference on November 9th. Former U.S. EPA Administrators share unique leadership insights for building public trust and addressing environmental and public health crises.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Monday, November 9th, at 7:30 pm
REGISTER NOW