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Whitman: Meeting State Emissions Goals Difficult Without Indian Point Nuclear Plant

City & State
By Michael Gareth Johnson
April 20, 2016

Last summer, President Barack Obama introduced his Clean Power Plan with a goal of cutting carbon emissions by 32 percent (below 2005 levels) by 2030. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed an even more ambitious plan of 50 percent renewable levels by 2030. But that goal appears difficult to reach if Cuomo continues to push for a shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, according to former New Jersey Gov. and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Political Debates May Be Dirty But America Still Needs A Clean Environment

Forbes
By Ken Silverstein
March 5, 2016

America’s long recession has ended but the country is still spiraling downward: witness the guttural nature of the Republican presidential primary and the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, as illustrated by the water crisis in Flint, Mich.

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The Record: Brava, Whitman

The Record
December 18, 2015

CHRISTIE HAS something to say. And in this case it is not Governor Christie, but former Gov. Christie Whitman. In a scathing opinion piece published by Politico on Wednesday and in an interview with Record Washington Correspondent Herb Jackson published Thursday, Whitman pulls no punches when it comes to the candidacy of Donald Trump and the current state of the Republican Party.

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The Republican Party Must Defeat Trump Now

Politico Magazine
By Christine Todd Whitman
December 16, 2015

Every few generations a political party has to define itself. Now is that moment for the Republican Party. Until recently the GOP has been seen in Washington as the “party of no.” Now it is being defined as the party of extreme. While the U.S. may be yearning for definitive leadership from a president, the use of hate and fear tactics by so many of the GOP presidential candidates is not the answer.

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How climate change became so politicized

CBS NEWS
By Brian Mastroianni
December 3, 2015

During a news conference at the COP21 climate conference in Paris on Tuesday, President Obama had some words for the Republicans hoping to win his job: “Everyone else is taking climate change really seriously.” In other countries, he said, “They think it’s a really big problem. It spans political parties.”

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Republicans & Democrats Agree: U.S. Security Demands Global Climate Action

Press Release
PSA Bipartisan Climate Security Statement
October 22, 2015

For years, America’s intelligence community and armed services have recognized climate change as a threat to U.S. national security – shaping a world that is more unstable, resource-constrained, violent, and disaster-prone. This issue is critically important to the world’s most experienced security planners. The impacts are real, and the costs of inaction are unacceptable. America’s elected leaders and private sector must think past tomorrow to focus on this growing problem, and take action at home and abroad.

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Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords launches new gun control initiative

By Bill Theobald
USA Today
October 8, 2015

WASHINGTON — Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot and seriously wounded in 2011, is planning a new initiative to address gun violence against women and families.

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Our energy problems need the wisdom of the Pope, but Washington politics gives us Trump Fortune

By Stacey Higginbotham
Fortune
September 28, 2015

Washington is a mess, but here’s what we can do, according to industry experts at Fortune’s Brainstorm E conference in Austin, Texas.

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Q&A: Former Gov. Whitman on Nuclear’s Promise – and its Limits

By Alan Neuhauser
U.S. News & World Report
September 28, 2015

Christine Todd Whitman could be called a realist.

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25 of the Most Powerful Voices on Climate Change Brought to You by The Weather Channel

By Anastasia Pantsios
Eco Watch
June 10, 2015

Some very prominent voices have gotten a lot of media attention for their comments on climate change, including President Obama and Pope Francis. And there are people within the scientific community who have been speaking out for years, providing us with information and thoughtful insights.

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