The Chemical Threat to America

August 29th, 2012

By Christine Todd Whitman
The New York Times
August 29, 2012

SINCE Sept. 11, 2001, the American government, under two presidents, has taken unprecedented steps to ensure the safety of its citizens. Unfortunately, more than a decade later, a major flaw in our national security remains, leaving millions of Americans at risk. It’s a flaw that policy makers have known about for years but not yet done enough to fix.

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My Bright Idea: Christine Todd Whitman on Nutrient Trading

August 23rd, 2012

By Christine Todd Whitman
Bloomberg Businessweek
August 23, 2012

In January 2003 the Environmental Protection Agency created a nutrient trading program for water within a watershed. Nutrient trading is a market-based approach for protecting and improving water quality. After establishing the total amount of nutrients that may enter a watershed, the total amount of allowed pollution is then divided among the participating sources. Sources able to reduce pollution at a low cost are incentivized to reduce nutrient loads beyond their required level and to then sell the excess credits. Through those trades, pollution reduction efforts get reallocated to the sources that have the lowest-cost opportunities to cut pollution, reducing the total cost of improving water quality.

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Gov. Christie at the Convention

August 15th, 2012

By Christine Todd Whitman
NJ.com
August 15, 2012

I am a proud New Jerseyan following the announcement that Gov. Chris Christie will be a keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention at the end of August. As co-host of the 1996 Republican convention in San Diego, I have seen firsthand the challenges and opportunities that come with being featured on such a nationally prominent platform.

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Whitman: Romney needs ‘Sister Souljah moment’ with GOP base

August 7th, 2012

By David Sherfinski
The Washington Times
August 7, 2012

Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman called the 2012 presidential campaign discourse “shameful” and pushed presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to “stand up to” the more conservative wing of his party on Tuesday.

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Christine Todd Whitman on Energy Policy, Romney

August 7th, 2012