Category: Opinion

How EPA Budget Cuts Could Affect Public Health

The Atlantic
By Christine Todd Whitman
March 31, 2017

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, described the administration’s new spending proposal as a “hard-power budget,” and by design it echoes President Trump’s top campaign priorities—namely, national security. But to create additional funding for defense programs and immigration enforcement, the budget would cut funding to the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 percent.

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Ex-EPA Chief Whitman Says GOP Must Get Serious on Climate

Bloomberg
March 23, 2017

MSNBC’s For The Record Provides Forum For Obama And Bush EPA Chiefs To Explain Why They’re “Skeptical” Of Scott Pruitt

MSNBC
Greta Van Susteren (host)
March 2, 2017

Former George W. Bush EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman: “The Agency Is About Protecting Human Health And The Environment, And We Don’t Want To Lose That”

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Bush Administration EPA Chief Urges Caution In Cutting Regulations

Morning Edition
Rachel Martin (host)
March 2, 2017

Rachel Martin speaks with Christine Todd Whitman, who led the Environmental Protection Agency under George W. Bush. She responds to President Trump’s plan to roll back regulations and cut EPA funding.

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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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Ex-EPA chief: We must keep protecting environment

CNN
By 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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Gov. Whitman: Health of N.J.’s coast must be a bipartisan effort

nj.com
By Christine Todd Whitman
November 10, 2016

My home state of New Jersey has 127 miles of beaches that support vibrant coastal communities and an important regional economy. Visitors from across the country and around the world come to our state to enjoy the ocean and its natural beauty. As someone who developed an appreciation for our shoreline and ocean growing up, I am deeply committed to preserving these places for future generations.

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A lasting legacy

Blog Entry #1
By Christine Todd Whitman
August 18, 2016

The Republican Party can arguably be said to have done the greatest service to the nation when it nominated Abraham Lincoln. Now, however, it might be accused of having done the greatest disservice in having nominated Donald Trump. Far from trying to keep the nation together, Trump is doing everything he can to undermine the legitimacy of our electoral system and, in the process, giving license to fringe organizations to take matters into their own hands. Our founding fathers said that if democracy fails, it will be from within, and I fear we risk seeing that unfold in our day. Whatever happens on election day, we face the high likelihood of a nation divided. True conservatives value the Constitution and our electoral process – how we handle that division will determine our lasting legacy.