The forum will be held in Washington D.C.
at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, N.W. from
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
The following text is from a press release
issued by the forum sponsor, the Environmental Law Institute:
Federal, State Leaders to Debate
Federalism and the Future of the EPA
The nomination of Utah Governor Michael
O. Leavitt as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency sends a signal that federalism is a key component
of the Bush administration's approach to regulation. Does
it signal that the states will play a greater role in
not only the administration of environmental programs,
but perhaps in policy-making as well?
Two former U.S. EPA Administrators, William
K. Reilly and Carol Browner, will be joined by two current
state environmental agency directors to explore the current
and future shape of national environmental policy and
policy-making. The discussion takes place at a time when
the balance in environmental regulation is shifting, and
when critical issues, such as smog, acid rain, nonpoint
water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions, transcend
These political issues of power -- which
include, importantly, several lawsuits coming from states
-- are set within the context of ever growing budgetary
pressures on the administration of delegated programs
and also constitutional battles in the courts about the
very ability of government to protect the environment
William K. Reilly was Administrator of
U.S. EPA during the first Bush Administration. Carol Browner
headed the agency during the Clinton Administration. Joining
them will be Bradley M. Campbell, Commissioner of the
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and
Christopher Jones, Director of the Ohio Environmental
Protection Agency. ELI President Leslie Carothers, former
Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental
Protection and also Deputy Regional Administrator of U.S.
EPA, will moderate the panel.
"Accelerating Federalism and The
Future of EPA" is the 2003 Environmental Law Institute
-- Miriam Hamilton Keare Policy Forum. It will be held
on Wednesday, October 8, 2003, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., located
at 2500 Calvert St. N.W. It is on the record and open
to the press.
The Forum is an annual event held in
conjunction with the ELI Award Dinner, which follows the
Forum. The 2003 ELI Award will be presented to William
K. Reilly by Representative Christopher Shays (R- Connecticut),
who will deliver an address. Members of the press are
also invited to the Award Dinner, which is on the record.
For more information, please contact
Stephen R. Dujack at 703 824 0854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Environmental Law Institute is
an independent, non-profit research and educational organization
based in Washington, D.C. It serves the environmental
profession in business, government, the private bar, public
interest organizations, academia, and the press.