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White House Global Warming Conference Via Satellite

Release Date: 10/03/1997
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(#97125) New York, N.Y. -- On Monday, October 6 from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2, in cooperation with local universities and state and commonwealth environmental agencies, will give the public an opportunity to see the White House conference: "The Challenge of Global Warming," live via satellite and to participate in local panel discussions in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.

During the White House conference, President Clinton, Vice President Gore and the First Lady will give remarks during the conference and environmental group members, industry representatives and academic experts will form panels. Panelists will discuss the science of global warming, the role of technology in reducing greenhouse gases, the upcoming Kyoto conference and the economic impacts of global warming. During the mid-day break in the White House conference, EPA Region 2 will host local panel discussions that will feature local climate change experts.


New York City Downlink:
The International Affairs Building
Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, 6th Floor
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
New York City
Contact: Lewis Gilbert (212) 854-4830
Local Panelists:
William Muszynski, P.E., Deputy Regional Administrator, US EPA -- Panel Moderator
Dr. David Downie, Columbia University
Dr. Michel Gelobter, Graduate Department of Public Administration, Rutgers University
Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, Environmental Defense Fund

New Jersey Downlink:
Busch Campus Student Center
Bartholomew Rd.
Rutgers, The State University
Piscatawy, New Jersey
Contact: Michele Hujber (732) 932-9003 x558
Local Panelists:
Jeanne Fox, Regional Administrator, US EPA -- Panel Moderator
Dr. Steven J. Eisenreich, Chair, Environmental Sciences Department, Rutgers University
Robert Shinn, Commissioner, NJ DEP
Dr. James Miller, Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University
Dr. David Robinson, NJ State Climatologist

Albany, New York Downlink:
Cornell University
Cooperative Extension
of Albany County
Martin Road
Voorheesville, New York
George Hecht, Executive Director (518) 765-3500
Local Panelists:
Ron Borsellino, Chief, Air Programs Branch, US EPA -- Panel Moderator
Dr. David Gross, Environmental Outreach Council, Cornell University -- Convener
Jim Austin, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NYS DEC
Lynn Canton, Regional Administrator, FEMA
Dr. Richard Shuler, Director, Institute for Public Affairs, Cornell University
Dr. David Wolfe, Department of Fruit and Vegetable Sciences, Cornell University

Puerto Rico Downlink:
Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board, Public Hearing Room
431 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Contact: Jose Font, Deputy Director, CEPD (787) 729-6951 x222
Local Panelists:
Rafeal Llompart, Administrator, PR Energy Affairs Administration -- Panel Moderator
Brunilda Zayas, President, United Environmental Front
Pedro Gelabert, US EPA Caribbean Environmental Protection Division
Dr. Carlos Padin, Dean, School of Environmental Affairs, Metropolitan University