Christine Todd Whitman: Finding the Green in Being Green

Christine Todd Whitman is the President of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in government relations, energy and environmental issues.She is also the author of the New York Times best seller, It’s My Party Too, published in January of 2005. Governor Whitman founded and heads a political action committee by the same name, supporting Republican candidates who share her moderate political views. Governor 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 for instituting 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 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.

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