The 40th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act: Public Health Improvements, Technology Advancements, and Remaining Air Quality Challenges
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLEAN AIR ACT: PUBLIC HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS, TECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENTS, AND REMAINING AIR QUALITY CHALLENGES
September 14, 2010
Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
FINAL CONFERENCE AGENDA
8:00 am
Check-in and coffee/tea  

9:00 am

Welcome

 

Rob Brenner (EPA) and Jason Grumet (BPC)

 

9:10 am

The Clean Air Act – A 40-year History of Healthy Accomplishments

  • Audience Q&A


Moderator:  David Hawkins, Director of Climate Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council (& former EPA Assistant Administrator)

Sherwood Boehlert, former Chairman, Science and Technology Committee, US House of Representatives (R-NY)

Henry Waxman, Chairman, Energy and Commerce Committee, US House of Representatives (D-CA)

10:10 am

Science, Technology and Collaboration for Cleaner Air

 

Dan Greenbaum, President, Health Effects Institute

 

10:20 am

Break

 

10:30 am

The Clean Air Act and the U.S. Economy

  • Has the CAA created business opportunities?

  • How do we pick up the pace on developing innovative technologies?

  • Audience Q&A

 

 

Moderator: Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator of EPA

Linda Fisher, Chief Sustainability Officer of DuPont (& former EPA Deputy Administrator)

John Rowe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon Corporation

Thomas Hinman, Senior Vice President of Environmental Technologies, Corning Inc.

11:45 am


Keynote Address

Lisa Jackson, Administrator of EPA
12:00 pm Lunch Break  

12:30 pm

Luncheon Discussion:
Key Players Reflect on the Clean Air Act

  • Audience Q&A


Moderator: Tom Jorling, formerly Minority Counsel to US Senate Committee on Public Works

Howard Baker, former Majority Leader, US Senate (R-TN)

Phil Sharp, President, Resources for the Future

John Warner, former Senator, US Senate (R-VA)

1:40 pm Video: John J. Mooney, Environmental Pioneer: A Catalyst for Change


Liam Knox (age 13), winner of National Bronze Medal in Junior Individual Documentary, 2009

John J. Mooney, PreSident, Environmental and Energy Technology and Policy Institute

1:50 pm Clean Air Communities and Health
Regina Benjamin, Surgeon General, Vice Admiral,
US Public Health Service

2:10 pm

The Next 40 Years: Building on the Past to Meet Clean Air, Clean Energy and Climate Challenges

  • . . . and Clean Air for All – Prioritizing Environmental Justice

  • Can the current CAA meet the challenges of today and the future?

  • What are the prospects for bipartisan solutions (like those of the original CAA and the 1990 Amendments)?

  • Passing the Baton… reaching the next generation

  • Audience Q&A

 

Moderator: John Broder, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Bill Reilly, Former EPA Administrator

Peggy Shepard, Executive Director for WE ACT for Environmental Justice

John Holdren, Director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Ignacia Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for Environment and Natural Resources, US Department of Justice

3:30 pm

Break

 

3:45 pm Introduction for Bill Ruckelshaus
Lisa Jackson, Administrator of EPA

3:50 pm


The Evolution of the Clean Air Act: Reflections from EPA's First Administrator

Bill Ruckelshaus, Former EPA Administrator

4:10 pm


Final thoughts: EPA's Vision for Addressing Air Quality, Energy Climate Change

Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, EPA  Office of Air and Radiation


EVENING RECEPTION TO FOLLOW AT MELLON AUDITORIUM

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

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