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Former EPA deputy administrator Stan Meiburg to discuss 'The Future of Environmental Protection' on TUESDAY

Meiburg was acting deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2014 to 2017.

Stan Meiburg, acting deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2014 to 2017, will share his insights on the future of environmental protection at 7:30 p.m. on April 17 in McKinnon Hall in the Moseley Center.

Dr. Stan Meiburg, Director of Graduate Studies in Sustainability at Wake Forest University

Meiburg was the Acting Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2014 to 2017, the culmination of a 39-year career with the EPA. 

He served in senior career positions as EPA’s Deputy Regional Administrator in the Southeast and South Central regions of the United States, as well as in EPA’s air office in Research Triangle Park and in Washington, DC. Among his many honors, he received EPA’s Distinguished Career Service Award, EPA’s Gold Medal for his work on the Clean Air Act Amendments, the Commander’s Award for Public Service from the Department of the Army, and was recognized by President Barack Obama as a Distinguished Federal Executive in 2012, the highest civilian award for a Federal senior executive.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University and master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and currently serves as the director of graduate studies in sustainability at Wake Forest University.

Meiburg will share his insights on the future of environmental protection. Drawing on both his experience and contemporary controversies, he will discuss how science is essential and necessary for environmental protection but not sufficient, how the EPA’s role may evolve in the future, and how citizens can be affirmatively engaged in this critical work. 

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, Center for Environmental Studies, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and Political Science and Policy Studies

Elaine Durr,
Staff
3/21/2018 11:45 AM