Students in ES 333/POL 333 Environmental Policy traveled to Washington DC in November 2012 to meet first hand with three types of key players in the environmental policy making process. The trip included a visit to the Sierra Club Policy Office to meet with NGO leaders regarding their climate change and wild land protection campaigns. Students then went to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters to meet with Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe on the role of federal agencies in implementing and shaping policy. Finally, students traveled up to Capitol Hill to engage in a discussion with Jim Brown, Chief of Staff for Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA), to better understand the role of legislators in the process. Afterwards, the class toured the Capitol building then relaxed a bit at the Dubliner before heading back to Gettysburg.
Randall K. Wilson
Department of Environmental Studies
300 N. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325