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Nuclear threat

Blog Entry #5
By Christine Todd Whitman
February 28, 2017

For those of us old enough to remember school bomb drills or the Cuban Missile crisis, the idea of another nuclear arms race is terrifying. It doesn’t take many nuclear weapons to destroy the world as we know it and President Trump’s loose talk about building up our nuclear arsenal may unleash forces that he will be unable to stop.

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Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Morning Edition on NPR Berlin
Nate Rott
February 17, 2017

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

Scott Pruitt has been sworn in as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Democrats pushed hard against Pruitt’s nomination and staged an all-night debate last night. They had called him unfit for the job. As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Pruitt sued the EPA more than a dozen times, and he promises to aggressively roll back what he calls the agency’s activist agenda. NPR’s Nathan Rott is with us now to talk about this. Hey, Nate.

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How The EPA Became A Victim Of Its Own Success

Morning Edition on NPR Berlin
Nate Rott
February 17, 2017

The Environmental Protection Agency has a pretty simple mission in principle: to protect human health and the environment. It’s a popular purpose too. Nearly three out of four U.S. adults believe the country “should do whatever it takes to protect the environment,” according to a 2016 survey by the Pew Research Center.

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Good Luck Killing the EPA; Dismembering the agency requires changing 45 years worth of laws, warns one Republican who ran it.

Bloomberg
Eric Roston
February 8, 2017

The new U.S. president and Congress are taking a hard look at environmental rules—none harder than a freshman U.S. representative whose new bill would “terminate the Environmental Protection Agency.”

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Stop it!

Blog Entry #4
By Christine Todd Whitman
February 7, 2017

STOP IT. That’s what the American people were saying in the last election. Stop the hyper partisanship that has rendered Congress virtually stagnant. Stop the name calling and “tit for tat” approach to governing and start solving the country’s problems.

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Trump’s EPA facing fire amid efforts to rein in agency

USA Today/THE NEWS-PRESS Washington bureau
Ledyard King
February 7, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is facing its toughest test since the regulatory agency opened its doors in 1970 under President Richard Nixon.

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Ex-EPA chief: We must keep protecting environment

CNN
Paula Newton
January 25, 2017

Christine Todd Whitman, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, tells Paula Newton she’s deeply concerned about Donald Trump’s environment policy.

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Keeping America safe

Blog Entry #3
By Christine Todd Whitman
January 31, 2017

We all want to keep America safe and, fortunately, our security forces have been doing a pretty good job of that. Most of the attacks to which we have been subjected have come from home grown radicals or people with an history of mental or emotional issues. Our security forces need to continue to improve how they share information and develop more refined indicators of those who appear to be open to radicalization.

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A president’s right

Blog Entry #2
By Christine Todd Whitman
January 8, 2017

Every president has the right, and obligation, to place in nomination for their cabinet his or her own choices of who will reflect their policy priorities. Equally, the senate has the right and obligation to vet and vote on those nominations. The president should be given deference in his choices and, equally, the senate confirmation process needs to be thorough and respected.

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Christine Todd Whitman honoured at Future of the Ocean Symposium

Press Release
December 8, 2016

The 12th Annual Future of the Ocean Symposium & Champion of the Ocean Awards Luncheon was held on December 7 at Monmouth University. Congratulations to this year’s honorees, the Hon. Christine Todd Whitman, Dr. Donald Boesch, David Rosenblatt and Elizabeth Semple. Keep an eye on the UCI website for videos, blog articles and other multimedia from the event.

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