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Pamela M. Bush, J.D., M.R.P.

Pamela M. Bush is an attorney and regional planner who has long had a special interest in water resource management. In her capacity as Secretary and Assistant General Counsel at DRBC since September of 1999, Ms. Bush has assisted in developing policy and regulations relating to the full spectrum of commission programs. Notable initiatives in which Ms. Bush has played a key role include amending DRBC's Special Protection Waters (SPW) regulations in July 2008 to expand coverage to the entire 197-mile non-tidal Delaware River, and the promulgation of a new DRBC regulation providing for point source dischargers to develop and implement Pollutant Minimization Plans to reduce PCB contamination in the Delaware Estuary. The regulation was subsequently adapted and approved by the State of New Jersey for state-wide application. 

Before joining DRBC, Ms. Bush was an Associate in the Environmental Practice Group at the law firm of Dechert Price and Rhoads (now "Dechert"), where she assisted clients with environmental permitting, impact analysis and brownfields redevelopment matters, among others. Before earning her J.D., she worked for the Environmental Planning Consulting Firm of Parish & Weiner, Inc. in the Hudson River Valley.

In 2013, Ms. Bush traveled to China as a member of the Wilson Center's Water Energy Team (WET), which met with Chinese officials, industry, educators and NGOs to explore, in particular, the constraints on energy production imposed by water availability in both the U.S. and China. Ms. Bush currently serves on the Governance Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. She formerly served as president of the Delaware River Greenway Partnership, the not-for-profit corporation that partners with the National Park Service and municipalities to implement the Wild & Scenic River Management Plan for the portion of the non-tidal Delaware River known as the Lower Delaware.    

Ms. Bush earned her J.D. in 1997 from the University of Virginia, where she was a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar. She earned her Master of Regional Planning degree in 1989 from Cornell University, where she was a Sage Graduate Fellow and departmental thesis prize winner. Ms. Bush received her B.A., Magna cum laude in 1983 from Yale University, where she was Phi Beta Kappa. Ms. Bush is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. 

She resides in the North Branch Neshaminy Creek Watershed in Bucks County, Pa.