The Environmental Decade: Congress, Nixon, & the Birth of the EPA

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Friday, April 22, is the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day. To celebrate this occasion, we will host a webinar to discuss the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency and the work of Congress and the Nixon Administration to pass our nation’s first major environmental laws: the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Clean Air Act of 1970.

Our featured speaker will be Bob Bostock, a curator for the Nixon Foundation and former head speechwriter for the Administrator of the EPA. He will detail the history of “the environmental decade” and its seminal impact on politics and policy in the United States. Like all U.S. Capitol Historical Society webinars, this event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Speaker Bio: Bob Bostock is a Curator for Exhibits at the Nixon Foundation. Over his three decades of public service, Mr. Bostock has spent considerable time working in environmental policy, particularly during his tenure as head speechwriter for EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman and as Director of Strategic Communications for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Mr. Bostock has also worked for former President Nixon, U.S. Representatives Dean Gallo and Rodney Frelinghuysen, and U.S. Senator Jeff Chiesa during his distinguished career.