The Trump Administration and the Environment: A Reporter’s Primer

This Feb. 4, 2017 mini-conference was sponsored by
the Society of Environmental Journalists and
New York University-DC.

 

 

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Cheryl Hogue, G. Tracy Mehan III from American Water Works Association. Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

When: Saturday, February 04, 2017 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM EST

Where: New York University - DC
1307 L St. NW
Washington DC, 20005

 


 

 

COVERAGE

 

AGENDA

9:30 a.m.         Registration

10:00 a.m.       Welcome by Seth Borenstein

10:10 a.m.       Water issues, G. Tracy Mehan III, American Water Works Association, former George W. Bush EPA appointee.

                        - "AWWA Transition Paper," American Water Works Association, November 16, 2016
                        - "Quest for Crystal Clear Water," Bloomberg BNA, December 22, 2016

                        Moderator: Cheryl Hogue, Chemical & Engineering News

11:00 a.m.        EPA policy at large, Myron Ebell, Trump transition team   

                         Moderator: Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

12:30 p.m.       Lunch on your own

1:15 p.m.         Energy, Scott Segal, fossil fuels attorney

                        Moderator: Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

2:00 p.m.         Bob Perciasepe, Center for Climate & Energy Solutions, former Obama and Clinton EPA appointee (for a view on what it’s like inside)

                        Moderator: Cheryl Hogue, Chemical & Engineering News

2:30 p.m.         Break

2:45 p.m.         Environmental advocates: Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council; Kenneth Kimmell, Union of Concerned Scientists; Jeff Ruch, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility

                        Moderator: Cheryl Hogue, Chemical & Engineering News

3:15 p.m.         Public opinion and climate communications: Ed Maibach, George Mason University

                        Moderator: Seth Borenstein, Associated Press

3:45 p.m.         Panel of reporters: Jill Colvin, Associated Press, Washington, D.C. (she covered Trump on the campaign and will cover environmental issues in the White House); Randy Lee Loftis, independent journalist in Dallas (while at The Dallas Morning News, he covered Rick Perry’s tenure as Texas governor); Andrew Revkin, formerly of The New York Times and now of ProPublica (who has covered climate change for 30 years); Sarah Terry-Cobo, The Journal Record, Oklahoma City (she covered Scott Pruitt while he was Oklahoma attorney general)

                         Moderator: Maegan Vazquez, Independent Journal Review

5:00 p.m.          Adjourn

Seth Borenstein interviews Myron Ebell, Trump EPA transition head, about climate change at the SEJ-NYU event Saturday. Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge. Andrew Revkin of ProPublica and others question Trump transition official Myron Ebell. Photo courtesy of Dale Willman. Click to enlarge.

 

 

SEJ members gather at a coffee shop in Madison, WI., to meet, greet, and watch the live stream of The Trump Administration and the Environment: A Reporter's Primer, Feb. 4. L-R: David Steinkraus, Meg Turville-Heitz, Chuck Quirmbach, Jill Richardson and Steve Verburg.