WEIRDLAND: Environmental policies

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Environmental policies

"A nationally-recognized Washington Post environmental reporter spoke in Moscow Monday. Juliet Eilperin’s headlining presentation was held at the 1912 Center. She spoke about the environmental policies of President Barack Obama, specifically whether or not she believes he will be able to follow through with environmental promises made during his campaign. “This is a rare opportunity for an inside-the-Beltway perspective from one of the country’s top environmental reporters,” said Kenton Bird, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Media. “Juliet Eilperin will help us better understand how well President Obama will be able to implement his agenda for the environment, including climate change, public lands and the Endangered Species Act.”She graduated from Princeton University in 1992 after working on her undergraduate thesis in Mexico City. After college, she lived in Seoul, South Korea for a year on a fellowship. She began reporting for the Washington Post in 1994 as its House of Representatives reporter and has been the Post’s national environmental reporter since 2004.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Salma Hayek at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, on 22th February 22, 2009.She ventured to the Arctic with Salma Hayek and Jake Gyllenhaal to investigate climate change, and traveled with Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential race.

Eilperin said her background in politics helped her with her environmental reporting, especially while on the campaign trail.

She published her first book, “Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning the House of Representatives.”

“Congress isn’t a representation of the people … because of how we draw congressional lines”, she said".

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