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I hope you will find my website a helpful to place to read key news about the issues I care about: protecting the environment, preserving an inclusive Republican Party, and promoting strong relationships with other nations. From this site you can read my opinion pieces from various publications throughout the world, and connect with the organizations with which I am involved. You can also get contact information for scheduling or media requests. I hope it will give you food for thought about what we as a nation need to be doing on these very important issues.

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McConnell Can’t Pick, Choose Which Laws to Follow

By Christine Todd Whitman
Politico Magazine
March 15, 2015

Sen. Mitch McConnell earlier this month encouraged states to defy federal environmental regulations by simply ignoring them. This was not some quote taken out of context by a pesky reporter; it was an op-ed he wrote in the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Republican Senate majority leader is protesting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. The agency plans to finalize the rule this summer, after which states will have a chance to submit their own plans to meet the EPA’s specific goal for the state. He writes:

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Nuclear Energy Is Critical to Fighting Climate Change

By Carol Browner & Christine Todd Whitman
Real Clear Energy
March 12, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing its draft rule to set new limits on power plant carbon pollution. Even though we served in dramatically different administrations, we strongly agree that carbon emissions must be reduced and the use of low-carbon energy sources increased. We believe using carbon-free energy sources is the first step towards solving the climate change challenge and moving our nation toward a clean-energy future.

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Growing economy depends on clean energy

By Christine Todd Whitman
Miami Herald
February 17, 2015

After years of economic stagnation, Florida’s economy and demand for electricity are growing.

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Republicans take aim at climate change regulations

By Michael Knigge
DW
January 28. 2015

Congressional Republicans are in tune with their constituents. A new Pew poll found that Republicans have a highly favorable view of the Department of Defense, the CIA and NASA. They are much less fond of certain other governmental bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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How Green Is Barack Obama?

Politico Magazine
December 4, 2014

President Obama’s sixth year in office might be his greenest yet, with new Environmental Protection Agency rules to reduce power plant emissions and ozone pollutants, plus what he called a “historic” climate agreement with China. Some even say these are the boldest environmental steps the United States has taken since the 1970 Clean Air Act.

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N.J. can use nuclear power to diversify its energy supply: Opinion

By Christine Todd Whitman
nj.com
November 29, 2014

As our federal and state governments launch a serious attack against climate change, New Jersey has a new opportunity to lead the way in supporting a clean energy future.

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Opinion: Christie Whitman relfects on Marge Roukema as trailblazer

By Christine Todd Whitman
Northjersey.com
November 13, 2014

NEW JERSEY lost one of its best yesterday with former U.S. Rep. Marge Roukema’s passing. Roukema was a trailblazer in many respects, but I particularly admired her for her focus on building consensus, even in dealing with the nation’s most contentious issues.

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Extreme Weather Events are the New Normal: New Jersey Must Plan Ahead

By Catharine A Kapura
Commerce: The Business Of New Jersey
November 6, 2014

“It is important for New Jersey to plan ahead for rising sea levels, increasingly frequent and severe storms, and the potential for drought and floods,” says Goc. Whitman, a principal at The Whitman Strategy Group.

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Statement from Gov. Whitman on the passing of Clement Price
November 6, 2014

New Jersey has lost a true treasure with the loss of Clement Price. Clem was a gentleman in ever sense of the word. He didn’t have to shout to be heard because what he had to say was thoughtful,reasoned and respectful. He inspired students, colleagues and all who met him.

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EPA’s Clean Power Plan Proposal: National Standards with State Flexibility

By Christine Todd Whitman
Brookings
November 3, 2014

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency released a draft rule to regulate carbon emissions from hundreds of power plants across the country, requiring that they cut carbon-dioxide emissions 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan includes individual goals that the EPA is setting for each state based on the state’s progress in reducing emissions since 2005. The rule would give significant flexibility to states in their pursuit of their target reduction, whether through expanding renewable energy, creating new energy-efficiency programs or creating cap-and-trade programs. The EPA is taking comments on the proposed rule, along with a less aggressive option, before it is finalized in June of 2015.

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