Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

GT Courtesy Listing


Job Creation in the Nuclear Renaissance


Christine Todd Whitman


CASEnergy Co-Chair, Former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor


Monday, September 14, 2009 at 2:00:00 PM


Molecular Science and Engineering Building Building, Room 3201A


Suzy Briggs


About The CASEnergy Coalition: The CASEnergy Coalition is a national grassroots coalition of more than1900 members that unites unlikely allies across the business, environmental, academic, consumer and labor community to support nuclear energy. We believe that nuclear energy can improve energy security, ensure clean air quality, and enhance the quality of life and economic well-being of all Americans. The Coalition is led by Christine Todd Whitman, former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and former New Jersey Governor, and Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder and former leader of Greenpeace. For more information about CASEnergy Coalition, please visit: http://www.cleansafeenergy.org


Christine Todd Whitman is a highly respected leader and advisor on environmental issues affecting communities, nations, and private industries. She served in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 to 2003. Before that, she served for seven years as Governor of New Jersey, the first woman elected to that position in state history. As Governor, Christie Whitman earned praise from both Republicans and Democrats for her commitment to preserve a record amount of New Jersey land as permanent green space. As EPA Administrator, she promoted common-sense environmental improvements such as watershed-based water protection policies. She championed regulations requiring nonroad diesel engines to reduce sulfur emissions by more than 95 percent. She also established the first federal program to promote redevelopment and reuse of brownfields, that is, previously contaminated industrial sites. In 2006, Governor Whitman was named a Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, an organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of nuclear energy. She is also the President of the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in government relations and environmental and energy issues. In addition, she is on the Steering Committee of The Cancer Institute of New Jersey; the Board of Trustees of the Eisenhower Fellowships; the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations; the Governing Board of the Park City Center for Public Policy; and is a member of the Board of the New America Foundation. She was also the Co-Chair for the Council on Foreign Relations’ Task Force, More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa as well as the Aspen Health Stewardship Project, which was released in February of 2008.