Friends Speaker Series: Richard W. Emory Jr., "Fighting Pollution and Climate Change: How to Join in Saving Our Life on Planet Earth"

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Event Details

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Richard Emory is a career environmental-law enforcement attorney retired from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He served as our nation’s top lawyer directly responsible for all EPA investigations of pollution crime. Then for many years he worked globally in EPA foreign assistance to other nations also wanting clean air and clean water. Before coming to EPA in 1980, in his home State of Maryland, he served as an elected state legislator and was twice appointed an Assistant Attorney General prosecuting environmental offenders statewide. In 1967, he graduated from Harvard Law School, after studying international relations at Yale and serving in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves.

After presenting briefly on the threats presented by climate change, Mr. Emory will review how EPA has dealt successfully with many other issues of air pollution and can readily manage climate change, too. For a problem that can only be solved globally, he will focus on the national and international solutions of both technology and policy that are available and can be applied quickly. The revised first edition of his book includes an “Afterword for EPA Going Forward,” in which four of the author’s EPA colleagues add the weight of their experience and wisdom.

To learn about the author, the book, and how to get it, please visit
Event Type(s): Virtual Program, DTL Friends Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Richard Emory
Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library