Pa. efforts to curb Chesapeake pollution have stalled, leaving the bay at risk
The Term "Republican Environmentalist" Is Not an Oxymoron
This summer, the Chesapeake Bay has one of its largest dead zones in the last 30 years. And Pennsylvania pollution is a significant contributor to that problem.
One river, the Susquehanna, flowing mostly through Pennsylvania, is responsible for nearly 50 percent of the flow into the Chesapeake Bay. Frustratingly, pollution that has been entering the Susquehanna continues to flow downstream into the bay at levels that are putting the entire bay recovery at risk. The affected states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can no longer stand by and let that happen. Read more via the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Talk to Yale Sustainability Conference on International Development and Sustainable Agriculture
But today's GOP makes it seem that way—which is why George H. W. Bush's EPA director is endorsing a Democrat for Congress. Read more via Scientific American.
Automakers Shouldn't Fight Emissions Standards (OpEd, New York Times)
William K. Reilly speaks to a seminar on sustainable agriculture at the Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit.
Environmental Policy in the Era of Trump
Public comments by leaders in the auto industry indicate that they understand the importance of the transportation sector - now the largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the United States - getting it right on climate change. But the efforts of the auto industry's lobbyists in Washington tell a different story. Read more via the New York Times.
Why Obama is Right on Clean Energy (OpEd, New York Times)
Second Annual Adrian Fernando Memorial Lecture, Oxford University
Negotiating a Life of Service to the World
William D. Ruckelshaus and William K. Reilly, the two Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency responsible for the Clean Air Act of 1970 and its amendments in 1990, respectively, support the Clean Power Plan.
Organizing the Federal Government for Success
William Reilly shares his past experiences as president of the World Wildlife Fund and Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency with Stan Christensen, lecturer in civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University. Reilly recounts inspecting the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the possible ban of French wine in the United States and negotiating with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Reflections on the EPA and the Environment
Speaking to Stanford University on Setting the Climate Agenda for the Next President.
Turning Points: Life-Altering Choices in a 50-Year Career
William K. Reilly speaks to the American University School of Public Affairs.
Climate Policy and State Environmental Officials; Follow the Politics or Respect the Law?
Bill Reilly on the Pope's Environmental Encyclical
Remarks by William K. Reilly to the Harvard Law School 50th Reunion - Class of 1965.
In Pursuit of Resiliency
Bill Reilly, Senior Advisor at TPG, discusses the Pope's message in his environmental encyclical with Climate One and Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Use of Land: A Citizens’ Policy Guide to Urban Growth
Remarks to Bellagio conference.
A Republican Case for Climate Action (OpEd, New York Times)
Keynote Speech to the Harvard Law School Conference
Leadership in a Polarized Era
Four former Republican Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency - William Ruckelshaus, Lee Thomas, William K. Reilly and Christine Todd Whitman - make the case for climate action.
Navigating the American Carbon World
Leadership in a Polarized Era: Lecture by William K. Reilly at the launch of The William K. Reilly Fund for Environmental Governance and Leadership Katzen Arts Center, American University
Tim Profeta, Founding Director of the Nicholas Institute, introduces William K. Reilly, Former Administrator of the US EPA and Chair of the Climate Works Foundation, at the Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) conference presented by the Climate Action Reserve.