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Bush School Co-sponsoring Commemoration of Clean Air Act Amendments

October 24, 2011

October 24, 2011

As part of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry (IYC), the Bush School at Texas A&M University is joining with Texas A&M’s College of Geosciences in commemorating the 1990 passage of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA).  IYC 2011 is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. The Symposium of Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Change, held November 7-11 in Washington, DC, recognizes the contributions of scientists, industry, policy makers, and government agencies to counteract the threat posed to the earth’s protective ozone layer by industrially produced halocarbons.

The Bush School event will be held on November 8, 2011, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, and will include several roundtables and panels discussing aspects of the CAAA.

The Honorable George Bush, 41st President of the United States, will address the conference by video; and several members of his administration will take part, including C. Boyden Gray (White House counsel), William K. Reilly (EPA administrator) and Robert E. Grady (executive associate director, OMB, and deputy assistant to the president).  Bush School professor Ann Bowman will moderate a panel discussion on the implementation and impact of the CAAA.

“This commemoration comes at a time when environmental issues and concerns are very much in the public mind,” said acting dean of the Bush School, Andrew Card.  “I believe that a look back at the impact of these key amendments will help clarify some of the issues now under discussion.”

Admission to the Bush School event at the symposium is free, but registration is required to attend.  For more information and to register online, go to or call Beth Stanley at 979-845-7614 by Tuesday, November 1, 2011.  For additional information regarding the entire symposium, go to