Schnoor to Testify Before Congressional Energy and Environment Subcommittee

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jerald L. Schnoor, Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering, will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, which has oversight responsibility for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at 9 a.m. (Central Time) Friday, Feb. 3, in Washington, D.C.

The hearing will be webcase live.  Go to http://science.house.gov/hearing/energy-and-environment-subcommittee-hearing-fostering-quality-science-epa-perspectives-0.

A civil and environmental engineering professor, he will testify on the subject of "Fostering Quality Science at EPA: Perspectives on Common Sense Reform."

Schnoor, who is editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T), notes that in a country where greenhouse gas emissions to our atmosphere and nutrient runoff to our rivers continue to increase, sound scientific research at the EPA is especially important.

A member of the National Academy of Engineering, he also serves as research engineer at IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering and co-director of the UI Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research.