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William K. Reilly

William K. Reilly
Administrator William D. Reilly


Administrator Reilly served under President George H.W. Bush. He represented the United States at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. He was an instrumental figure in the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, which contained the first provisions to control acid rain.

  • Oral History Interview (EPA publications number 202-K-95-002; September 1995) -- examines the background and role of EPA Agency Administrator William K. Reilly (1989-1993) during the George Bush Administration, including: his background with the Council on Environmental Quality, World Wildlife Fund, and Conservation Foundation; EPA relationships with Congress, the White House, OMB and the Council on Competitiveness, industry, the press, and state, local, and tribal governments; global political changes and EPA; significant accomplishments, and more.

  • Fall 1990 EPA Journal Interview "A Vision for EPA's Future"