Debaters to Tackle Key Environmental Issues on Earth Day

April 20, 2010
EPA joins collegiate debaters for water-related debate in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Water, the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History and collegiate debaters will participate in lively and educational debates on two key environmental issues facing the U.S. on Earth Day. The morning debate will be between Michigan State University and the University of Mary Washington on the topic, "Should Congress Adopt the Clean Water Restoration Act?" and the afternoon debate will be between Harvard University and the University of Southern California on "Should EPA Set Binding Limits on U.S. Carbon Emissions Consistent With the 2010 Copenhagen Principles?" The debates are free and open to the public.

Featured speakers include Peter S. Silva, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Water (morning debate) and Michael H. Shapiro, EPA deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Water (afternoon debate).

The location will be the Baird Auditorium at Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, located at the intersection of 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW in Washington, D.C. The event will take place Thursday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (first debate) and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (second debate).

Source: U.S. EPA

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