Christine Todd Whitman: We Can Grow the Economy and Fight Climate Change

Former New Jersey Governor, EPA Administrator (2001-03)

There is no thriving economy without environmental stability.

For former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, there’s no conflict between growing the economy and fighting climate change. “It’s the wrong way to frame the issue,” according to the EPA Administrator under George W. Bush.

She sees in the healthy expansion of the U.S. GDP in the past, with various environmental protections in effect, that such expansion will be possible while working to combat climate change.

In addition to previously serving as head of the EPA and governor of New Jersey, Whitman is the author of the New York Times best-seller “It’s My Party Too” and is president of The Whitman Strategy Group, “a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues.” She is also co-chair of  Clean and Safe Energy and a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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