Energy & Environment: Markey Wants Answers on Rare Earths
• Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., "is pressing the Obama administration for information about alleged Chinese restrictions on the export of rare earth minerals used in defense and energy technologies, warning of threats to U.S. interests," The Hill reports.
• "Three months after BP capped its runaway well in the Gulf of Mexico, the state of Louisiana is still building a chain of sand berms off its coast to block and capture oil even as federal officials and many scientists argue that the effort will prove pointless," the New York Times reports.
• An Idaho couple has "sued the state to stop the shipments by Imperial Oil and ConocoPhillips" to an oil sands site in Canada, "arguing that the" truck loads delivered there "would threaten the integrity of Idaho's historic portion of U.S. 12, as well as the safety of communities that depend on it as the main road in and out of the area," the Times also reports. "National environmental groups and climate change activists are supporting their efforts, seeing a broader opportunity to stall development of Canada's oil sands, which they denounce as a dirty source of energy. "
• "Combating climate change has long taken a back seat to coal production in West Virginia, but in the hard-fought House race in this state's 1st district, global warming hasn't even made it onto the bus," The Hill reports. "In interviews on Thursday, both the Democratic and Republican nominees for Congress voiced skepticism of the science behind global warming, and the Republican, David McKinley, flatly called concerns about climate change 'an attack on coal.'"
Biography provided by participant
Christine W. McEntee is a seasoned nonprofit executive with a proven track record of leading established organizations into even higher levels of excellence and performance.
McEntee has served as Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer at the American Institute of Architects from 2006 to 2010, Chief Executive Officer for the American College of Cardiology/American College of Cardiology Foundation from 1998 to 2005, and held a number of director and executive-level positions with the American Hospital Association from 1986 to 1998.
McEntee received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1977 and her Master of Science in Health Administration in 1982 from the George Washington University. She also attended the Advanced Executive Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in 1997.
Board of Directors, Board of Trustees
American Board of Ophthalmology (2009 to present)
Medstar Research Institute (service began 2010)
National Building Museum (2006 to 2010)
American Architectural Foundation (2006 to 2010)
American Society of Association Executives (2004-2006)
Edmund Burke School (2003-2006)
Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE) (2002-2004).
Nurse Fellow, European Society of Cardiology
The Goddess Artemis, Women of Achievement Award, European American Women's Council, 2010
GWSAE's Visionary (2002)
GWSAE's Executive Update "Smart CEO" Award (2001)
Annual Achievement in Health Care Management Award, Women Health Executives Network (1997)
Crain's Chicago Business, Under 40 Movers and Shakers (1994)
Honorary fellowship, American Academy of Medical Administrators (1999)