Category: Opinion

Placation Will Cost Us the Planet

U.S. News
By Christine Todd Whitman
June 1, 2017

President Donald Trump’s decision on the Paris agreement risks the health of our citizens and planet.

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Gov. Whitman and Mayor Baraka: 3 ways to ensure clean drinking water remains a priority

New Jersey Opinion
By Christine Todd Whitman and Ras Baraka
May 1, 2017

As a former governor and administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and as a mayor of New Jersey’s largest city, respectively, we are worried about water. We know that prosperous, healthy communities depend on modern, reliable water systems.

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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

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

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

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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