Almanack Contributor Judith Enck

Judith Enck

Judith Enck is the Elisabeth Haub Visiting Scholar at Haub Law School at Pace University. She served seven years as the EPA Region 2’s regional administrator, appointed by President Barack Obama, a post she left on January 20. Follow her on Twitter at @Enckj.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Judith Enck On EPA, Trump, and #MarchforScience

I miss Richard Nixon. I really do. Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) forty-six years ago. Since then, the EPA has been at the forefront of issues that have improved the environment and public health. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Adirondack Park.

Remember acid rain? In the early 1970s, air pollution from fossil-fuel plants had made rain and snow so acidic it killed wildlife in hundreds of Adirondack lakes and streams. Ironically, the water looked crystal clear, but the pH balance could not sustain healthy fish and plant populations.

EPA came to the rescue. » Continue Reading.