The Chemical Threat to America

By Christine Todd Whitman The New York Times August 29, 2012 SINCE Sept. 11, 2001, the American government, under two presidents, has taken unprecedented steps to ensure the safety of its citizens. Unfortunately, more than a decade later, a major flaw in our national security remains, leaving millions of Americans at risk. It’s a flaw that policy makers have known about for years but not yet done enough to fix. [...]

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My Bright Idea: Christine Todd Whitman on Nutrient Trading

By Christine Todd Whitman Bloomberg Businessweek August 23, 2012 In January 2003 the Environmental Protection Agency created a nutrient trading program for water within a watershed. Nutrient trading is a market-based approach for protecting and improving water quality. After establishing the total amount of nutrients that may enter a watershed, the total amount of allowed pollution is then divided among the participating sources. Sources able to reduce pollution at a low cost are incentivized to reduce nutrient loads beyond their required level and to then sell the excess credits. Through those trades, pollution reduction efforts get reallocated to the sources that have the lowest-cost opportunities to cut pollution, reducing the total cost of improving water quality. [...]

By |2012-10-09T17:26:09-05:00August 23rd, 2012|All Posts, Opinion|0 Comments

Gov. Christie at the Convention

By Christine Todd Whitman NJ.com August 15, 2012 I am a proud New Jerseyan following the announcement that Gov. Chris Christie will be a keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention at the end of August. As co-host of the 1996 Republican convention in San Diego, I have seen firsthand the challenges and opportunities that come with being featured on such a nationally prominent platform. [...]

By |2013-10-23T08:28:33-05:00August 15th, 2012|All Posts, Opinion|0 Comments