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Top EPA Presidential Nominees Approved By Senate EPW Committee

10/25/2017
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WASHINGTON (October 25, 2017) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presidential nominees to head the Agency’s air, water, chemical and legal offices were approved by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW).  The following nominations will soon be moved to the Senate chamber for a full vote:

Michael Dourson, nominee to be assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

Matthew Leopold, nominee to be assistant administrator for the Office of General Counsel at the EPA.

David Ross, nominee to be assistant administrator for the Office of Water at the EPA.

Bill Wehrum, nominee to be assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation.

“I want to thank Chairman John Barrasso and Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for granting our nominees a fair Hearing and approving their nominations,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt.  “These top leaders in their fields will bring positive change to EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment.  We look forward to a full Senate vote on these highly-qualified leaders.”