On Nov. 15, the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) at the Bush School of Government & Public Service hosted a Facebook LIVE event discussing President George H.W. Bush and his environmental accomplishments while serving as President of the United States. The conversation featured Joel D. Scheraga, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and was moderated by Dr. Arnold Vedlitz, Director of the ISTPP at the Bush School.
After opening remarks from Dr. Vedlitz, Dr. Scheraga discussed a wide-range of environmental and EPA topics including recognizing the 32nd anniversary of the Clean Air Act Amendment being signed on Nov. 15, 1990 by President Bush. Scheraga discussed the major environmental challenges President Bush tackled during his presidency, including climate change, acid rain, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill in March of 1989, while commending the Bush School’s ISTPP collaboration with the EPA during the past 22 years. Scheraga also highlighted some of the EPA’s current developments and projects including the 2021 EPA Climate Adaptation Action Plan, the 2022-20226 EPA Strategic Plan, the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and climate and energy provisions in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act.