Recommendations for Next Generation of Environmental Policy To Be Topic of National Press Club Breakfast

Washington, D.C. – A new vision of environmental policy will be the topic of a National Press Club Breakfast on Oct. 22. Leaders of Yale University’s Next Generation Project, a two-year project based at Yale’s Center for Environmental Law and Policy, will discuss local, national and worldwide strategies for the next 25 years of environmental reform.

A luncheon will be held later in the day to launch a new book describing the findings of the project titled “Thinking Ecologically: The Next Generation of Environmental Policy” Yale University Press, 1997 . The book reexamines and reinvigorates the environmental policy debate, which first got under way with Earth Day in 1970 but has lost steam over the last several years. Areas covered range from land use to property rights, new technology, ecosystem management, and critical areas such as transportation and agriculture.

When and Where: Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. Reporters also are invited to a noon luncheon at the JW Marriot Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., to celebrate the launch of the new book. That event will be hosted by former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly.

Speakers: Marian R. Chertow and Daniel C. Esty, co-editors of “Thinking Ecologically.” Professor Esty is director of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and a former EPA assistant administrator. He has joint faculty appointments in the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Law. Ms. Chertow, who directs The Next Generation Project, is a Yale lecturer and an expert on waste management, technology innovation and industrial ecology.

To arrange an interview today or tomorrow, call The Next Generation office at 203 432-6953.

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