BCIL Lecture Series - Christine Todd Whitman
Whitman served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
from January of 2001 until June of 2003. She was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first
woman governor from 1994 until 2001.
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. She was also recognized by the Natural Resources
Defense Council as having instituted the most comprehensive beach monitoring system in the nation. As EPA
Administrator, she promoted common-sense environmental improvements such as watershed-based water protection
policies. She championed regulations requiring non-road diesel engines to reduce sulfur emissions by more than 95
percent. Under her tenure, the Agency established the first federal program to promote redevelopment and reuse of
"brownfields”, that is, previously contaminated industrial sites.
She is the author of a New York Times best seller called It’s My Party Too, which was published in January of 2005 and
released in paperback in March 2006.
Thursday, January 25 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm