Indiana University will mark the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an organization that has significant ties to the university and, in particular, its O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
"The EPA at 50" webinar will take place at noon Thursday, Nov. 12, and is being co-organized by IU's Integrated Program in the Environment.
Gina McCarthy, president and CEO of the Natural Resources Defense Council, was the 13th administrator of the EPA and assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation under President Barack Obama. She will serve as the keynote speaker for the online event, which is free and open to the public.
Other participants scheduled to appear include:
- A. James Barnes, O'Neill School and Maurer School of Law professor, and former chief of staff to the EPA's first administrator, William Ruckelshaus.
- Jody Freeman, a Harvard Law professor who served as counselor for energy and climate change in 2009-10 and was the architect of President Obama's agreement with the auto industry to double fuel-efficiency standards and set the first federal greenhouse gas standards.
- Janet McCabe, IU McKinney School of Law Professor, director of IU's Environmental Resilience Institute and former acting assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation.
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