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Media Advisory

ADVISORY: Talk by Carol Browner, former EPA head
 

16 March 2004

ATTENTION: ENVIRONMENTAL, POLITICAL REPORTERS

Contact: Sarah Yang
(510) 643-7741 scy@pa.urel.berkeley.edu


WHAT
"What's up with the Environment in D.C.?" a free, public talk at the University of California, Berkeley, by Carol M. Browner, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Browner will comment on the policies of the current Bush administration, which she describes as the "most anti-environmental in history."

She says the Bush administration has adopted more than 200 anti-environmental policies in the past three years, and is undertaking a broad attack on the safeguards created in 1970 when President Richard Nixon signed the Clean Air Act.

A 15-minute Q&A session will follow the talk.

WHEN
4-5:10 p.m., Thursday, March 18. The time includes the Q&A session.

WHERE
Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), at the southeast corner of campus.

WHO
Carol M. Browner, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

DETAILS
Browner was appointed EPA administrator by President Clinton in January 1993 and served for eight years. She is credited with developing the award-winning Brownfields program, which leveraged more than $1 billion in public and private funds to redevelop urban properties that had been contaminated and abandoned. She also worked closely with Congress to build bipartisan support to pass the landmark Food Quality Protection Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Browner is currently chair of the board of directors of the National Audubon Society and board member of Environment2004, a partisan organization critical of the Bush administration.

The colloquium lecture is sponsored by the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley's College of Natural Resources.