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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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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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U.S. Energy Policy Needs to Set Goals Without Meddling

By Christine Todd Whitman
The Wall Street Jounrnal
September 30, 2014

CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN: Our government should finally pass an energy policy that sets the goal of having a clean and green environment, but policy makers should not try to pick the specific strategies for accomplishing that goal. Such a policy should advocate for a clean, green, reliable and affordable energy mix, and then let the marketplace figure out what are the most economically viable options within the existing alternatives.

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Fixing urban water infrastructure key for N.J.

By James J. Florio and Christine Todd Whitman
nj.com
July 15, 2014

New Jersey’s cities are experiencing a resurgence in popularity, with many urban centers recently posting population gains after decades of steady decline. Young people, in particular, want to live and work in vibrant downtowns and are voting with their feet. Employers are responding by relocating to urban areas in order to attract this talent pool.

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Statement by Governor Whitman Regarding Howard Baker

Howard Baker’s passing reminds us of what rare gift he was, especially in contrast to the acrimoniously partisan atmosphere that prevails in Washington today. Even as our party increasingly demanded idealogical purity, his willingness to compromise changed the country for the better. He will be sorely missed and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Republican EPA Chiefs to Congress: Act on Climate

By Dina Cappiello
Associated Press
June 23, 2014

Top environmental regulators for four Republican presidents told Congress on Wednesday what many Republican lawmakers won’t: Action is needed on global warming.

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4 former Republican EPA chiefs laud power plant rule in Senate hearing: E&E News

By Jean Chemnick
E&E News
June 18, 2014

Four former Republican U.S. EPA administrators praised the agency’s climate change rule for existing power plants today in a Senate hearing room packed with coal miners expressing fear that the proposal would strangle their industry.

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Reagan, Nixon, and Bush Officials Push Congress to Act on Global Warming

By Jason Plautz
National Journal
June 18, 2014

Cabinet members from four Republican administrations Wednesday made a plea for federal action to address climate change, citing new evidence that public opinion is shifting in favor of it.

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