THE SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURER CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR LACK OF INTEREST.
The Sustainable Manufacturer Network is pleased to announce it's keynote speaker for this year's event to be Tom Murray, recently retired EPA scientist with over 45 years experience with the agency.
Network Editor Kate Bachman sits down with Murray, learning of the agency's "tumultuous beginnings, the evolution of today’s collaborative industrial partnerships, and current hot topics."
It’s June 1971. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had just been launched some six months earlier. President Nixon authorized it. News of the Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969 that ignited as a result of discharged industrial oils and debris still is residual news.
Only fragments of environmental laws exist. No comprehensive federal laws exist to prohibit, limit, or regulate the discharge of toxic substances, oils, and debris into the country’s water supply and oceans. No comprehensive federal laws exist to prohibit, limit, or regulate the release of toxic and ecologically harmful gases into the air. No comprehensive federal laws exist to protect the land from the indiscriminate use of pesticides and other chemicals.
Enter Tom Murray, biologist.
Above: Sustainable Manufacturer Conference Keynote Speaker, Former U.S. EPA Scientist, Tom Murray