Category: Opinion

Responding to the Paris Aftermath

Huffington Post
By Christine Todd Whitman
November 19, 2015

As I watch governing officials react to the atrocities in Paris, Beirut, and on the Russian plane, I am stuck that, for the first time in this country, we are determining the status of people by their religion. I understand fully the need to protect, but banning all Muslims from entering a state begs the question of what do you do with practicing Muslims already within our borders? Who do we next automatically paint with such a broad brush, all those of Arab decent? Is this a repeat of the interment of all Japanese during WWII? Or of atrocities committed by another nation against people of one particular religion?

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Why Closing Nuclear Power Plants Is Short-Sighted

The Wall Street Journal
By Christine Todd Whitman
November 16, 2015

CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN: Following the announcement that the Pilgrim nuclear-energy facility outside of Boston will close by 2019, it is critical for decision makers to reassess how electricity markets value the clean electricity produced by nuclear energy.

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Why the U.S. should export nuclear power

Fortune
By Christine Todd Whitman & Stephen Cheney
October 22, 2015

Competition with Russia in the nuclear energy technology industry will continue to be an issue as Asian and European nations look for carbon-free energy options like nuclear power.

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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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Statement by Governor Whitman on the passing of Kathy Crotti

“Kathy Crotti was always the loyal opposition, someone who truly cared about making government work. We may have been from different parties, but I always very much appreciated her presence when she was working with the legislature. I know she will be missed by all who knew and worked with her.”

Statement by Governor Christine Todd Whitman on the passing of Elsie Hillman

“Elsie Hillman was classy and caring, but didn’t suffer fools gladly. She represents what is best about the Republican party. Elsie was a good friend to my family, and my prayers are with her family in this sad time.”

The Reactors That Will Revolutionize Nuclear Energy

By Christine Todd Whitman
The Wall Street Journal
April 29, 2015

CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN: We’re at a turning point in energy. The U.S. should be a leader in mitigating climate change and meeting a nearly 30% increase in U.S. demand for electricity projected by 2040.

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Don’t Be Lulled by Low Oil Prices. We Need an Energy Plan.

By Christine Todd Whitman
The Experts
April 2, 2015

CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN: With oil prices low, it would be easy to perceive that we as a nation have our energy issues under control. But despite the current benefits derived from oil prices that haven’t been this low in six years, we still need an overarching energy policy for the U.S.

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McConnell Can’t Pick, Choose Which Laws to Follow

By Christine Todd Whitman
Politico Magazine
March 15, 2015

Sen. Mitch McConnell earlier this month encouraged states to defy federal environmental regulations by simply ignoring them. This was not some quote taken out of context by a pesky reporter; it was an op-ed he wrote in the Lexington Herald-Leader. The Republican Senate majority leader is protesting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. The agency plans to finalize the rule this summer, after which states will have a chance to submit their own plans to meet the EPA’s specific goal for the state. He writes:

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Nuclear Energy Is Critical to Fighting Climate Change

By Carol Browner & Christine Todd Whitman
Real Clear Energy
March 12, 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency is finalizing its draft rule to set new limits on power plant carbon pollution. Even though we served in dramatically different administrations, we strongly agree that carbon emissions must be reduced and the use of low-carbon energy sources increased. We believe using carbon-free energy sources is the first step towards solving the climate change challenge and moving our nation toward a clean-energy future.

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