Event Inaugurates College's New Center for the Study of the Environment and Society
Chestertown, MD, November 9, 2000 — Bradley Campbell, Regional Administrator of the EPA, will speak on "The Bay and the Politics of Regulation" on Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Washington College's Casey Academic Center. Then event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Campbell will discuss the issue of voluntary versus mandatory nutrient reduction and the impact of the dynamics of regional politics in preserving the Chesapeake Bay's ecosystem.
A graduate of Amherst College and the University of Chicago Law School, Campbell gained extensive experience in criminal and civil litigation focused on the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Appointed Regional Administrator for the EPA Mid-Atlantic Region by President Clinton, Campbell is responsible for environmental concerns in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. Previously, Campbell served on the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), which was the principle advisor to the President and Vice President on environmental issues. In his five-year tenure with CEQ, Campbell managed a wide range of efforts to protect the environment and helped to develop the Brownfield Initiative, Safe Drinking Water Act and Food Quality Act. Under the Clinton administration, he has worked on national initiatives for reinventing environmental regulations and enhancing the protection of wetlands.
This event inaugurates Washington College's new Center for the Environment and Society. The Center's mission is to broaden the understanding of environmental concerns by approaching them as complex social, political and scientific issues. Its multi-disciplinary approach addresses the need to integrate education, technology, policy and sense of place in finding real-world solutions to environmental problems. The Center is committed to providing a neutral academic forum in accomplishing these goals. Public outreach is a major component of its mission.
The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy and the Chester River Association are co-sponsoring the event. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Conservancy is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving farmland and other natural areas on Maryland's Eastern Shore by helping landowners to discover, evaluate and implement a variety of preservation options. The Chester River Association is an advocate for the health of the Chester River and the living resources it supports. As a watershed organization, it strives to promote stewardship of the Chester River — its forests, marshes, creeks and streams—as well as an understanding of the river's place in the economic and cultural life of our communities.