CEP News Archive


Marc Edwards standing at podium addressing audience at AU’s Abramson Family Recital Hall

Environment ·

Activist Marc Edwards Illuminates Flint Water Crisis

The AU environmental science department hosted Marc Edwards for a presentation on how government science institutions went to great lengths to conceal critical information about the toxic levels of lead in Flint’s water supply.
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Left to right: Dan Fiorino, Jim Jones, Amy Duvall, and Richard Denison

Environment ·

Legislative Priorities and Strategies for Environmental Protection

CEP hosted a discussion on the factors and processes that led to the passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act in 2016, a reauthorization of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act signed by President Ford.
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Claire Barnett, William K. Reilly, Vanessa Henneke, Ben Henneke, Barbara Romzek, Jay Faison, and Dan Fiorino

On Campus ·

Annual Awards Ceremony Celebrates Environmental Champions

Nearly 200 people gathered at the AU Katzen Art Center on March 30 for the 5th William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership.
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Adjunct Professorial Lecturer Paul Bledsoe

Environment ·

Climate, Energy Expert Joins SPA’s Center for Environmental Policy

Paul Bledsoe, an expert specializing in tax policy, energy, natural resources, and climate change, has joined SPA’s Center for Environmental Policy as an adjunct professorial lecturer.
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Announcement ·

How Green is Your State?

Ph.D. Candidate Riordan Frost gave a guest lecture at the University of Michigan on his project, “How Green is Your State? Constructing a modern state environmental index.”
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Nuclear towers expelling water vapor.

Environment ·

Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Speaks at SPA

On Feb. 14, SPA and its Center for Environmental Policy welcomed U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner Stephen Burns to campus talk about the changing landscape of the nuclear industry.
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Claire Barnett

Achievements ·

Profile: 2017 Reilly Award Winner Claire Barnett

Claire Barnett, the Founder and Executive Director of the Healthy Schools Network, has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 William K. Reilly Environmental Leadership Award.
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Vannesa Henneke, left, and Ben Henneke, right

Achievements ·

Profile: 2017 Reilly Award Winners Ben and Vannesa Henneke

Ben and Vannesa Henneke, founders of Clean Air Action Corporation and The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program, have been jointly selected to receive a 2017 Reilly Award.
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2017 William K. Reilly Award Nominations

Announcement ·

CEP Seeks Nominations for the 2017 William K. Reilly Awards for Environmental Leadership

The Center for Environmental Policy at American University is looking for nominations for the 2017 William K. Reilly Awards.
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CEP Visiting Scholar Mariateresa Silvi

Announcement ·

Visiting Scholar Mariateresa Silvi

Meet Mariateresa Silvi, the Center for Environmental Policy's visiting scholar and a PhD candidate in Applied Economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
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