Archival Collections Related to the Environment
The Clinton Digital Library contains several digitized collections concerning the environment.
This collection contains the records of Kathleen “Katie” McGinty. McGinty worked in the Clinton Administration from 1993 to 1998. From the start of the administration through the end of 1994 McGinty served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Environmental Policy and Director of the Office on Environmental Policy. In January of 1995 she was named as chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, through which she served as senior advisor to the President regarding domestic and global environmental, energy, and natural resources matters. She remained there until November of 1998.
This collection consists of records from the files of Kathleen "Katie" McGinty, Director of the White House Office on Environmental Policy, from 1993 thru 1994. It contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, briefing materials, schedules, press guidance, emails, and notes mostly regarding global warming, climate change, logging and deforestation issues.
This collection consists of Brian Burke's records from his work in the Domestic Policy Council. Specific topics include: Midwest flood plain management; environmental regulations; the U.S. Forest Service; the National Science and Technology Council; air and water quality standards; climate change; re-organization of the Environmental Protection Agency; the Domestic Gas and Oil Initiative; and departmental budget priorities for the Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency.
This collection includes records from Michael Davis, Kathleen McGinty, and Wesley Warren. Materials in this collection primarily date to the Clinton Administration’s early efforts with climate change. These materials are authored by global organizations, the White House, Executive Agencies (namely the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency), working groups, environmental advocacy groups, green businesses, and experts in the field. These materials include agendas, correspondence, graphs and tables, lists, newsletters, notes, policy option papers, position papers, press releases, publications, reports, slides, talking points, and testimony. Materials document action plans, initiatives, models, options, and positions for analyzing climate change. Materials also regard budgets, feedback, legislative strategy, meetings, and scheduling.
This collection consists of records related to climate change from the White House Office of Environmental Initiatives. It contains letters, memos, press releases, briefing books, newspaper articles, reports, fact sheets, transcripts of congressional testimony, and handwritten notes regarding global warming, greenhouse gases, the ratification and implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, and congressional consultations over climate change negotiations.