On Thursday, December 3, 2020, the Richard Nixon Foundation celebrated the official opening of an all-new exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the EPA and President Nixon’s environmental legacy.
The virtual commemoration event included members of the Nixon family, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a panel of environmental experts, and more.
Watch the complete event here, or watch selected portions of the program at the links below:
- Christopher Nixon Cox, discusses how President Nixon’s formative years in California exposed him to pollution and shaped his environmental policies.
- EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler explains President Nixon’s vital role in the establishment of the EPA and the lasting legacies of the Nixon administration’s environmental initiatives.
- Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a wide-ranging conversation with Hugh Hewitt, reflects on President Nixon’s visionary environmental policies and initiatives.
- Jennie Eisenhower narrates a special look back at the environmental record of the Nixon administration.
- Benji Backer of The Conservation Coalition talks about Millennial environmentalism and looks ahead to market-based environmental reforms.
- The Historic Shift to Green panel discussion features former EPA Administrator Bill Reilly, former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, former CalEPA Administrator James Strock, former President of AEI Christopher DeMuth, and Dr. Roger Turner, Research Curator at the Science History Institute.
Thank you to the following sponsors for making possible this exhibit and opening ceremonies: