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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is the head of the United States federal government's Environmental Protection Agency. It is responsible for enforcing the nation's Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, as well as many other environmental statutes.

Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency of the
United States
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Incumbent
Andrew R. Wheeler

since July 9, 2018
Inaugural holderWilliam Ruckelshaus
Websitewww.epa.gov

The current Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is Andrew R. Wheeler, who succeeded administrator Scott Pruitt, on July 6, 2018.

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How are they nominated?Edit

The Administrator is nominated by the President of the United States and must be confirmed by a vote of the Senate. The office of Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970 in legislation that created the Environmental Protection Agency.

List of AdministratorsEdit

Officeholder Term President
  William Ruckelshaus December 4, 1970 – April 30, 1973 Richard Nixon
  Robert Fri
Acting
April 30, 1973 – September 12, 1973
  Russell E. Train September 12, 1973 – January 20, 1977
Gerald Ford
  John Quarles Jr.
Acting
January 21, 1977 – March 6, 1977 Jimmy Carter
  Douglas M. Costle March 7, 1977 – January 20, 1981
  Steve Jellinek
Acting
January 21, 1981 – January 25, 1981 Ronald Reagan
  Walter Barber Jr.
Acting
January 25, 1981 – May 19, 1981
  Anne Gorsuch Burford May 20, 1981 – March 9, 1983
  William Ruckelshaus May 18, 1983 – January 4, 1985
  Lee M. Thomas February 8, 1985 – January 20, 1989
  William K. Reilly February 6, 1989 – January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
  Carol Browner January 23, 1993 – January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
  Christine Todd Whitman January 31, 2001 – June 27, 2003 George W. Bush
  Marianne Lamont Horinko
Acting
July 14, 2003 – November 5, 2003
  Mike Leavitt November 6, 2003 – January 26, 2005
  Stephen L. Johnson January 26, 2005 – January 20, 2009
  Lisa P. Jackson January 23, 2009 – February 15, 2013 Barack Obama
  Bob Perciasepe
Acting
February 15, 2013 – July 18, 2013
  Gina McCarthy July 18, 2013 – January 20, 2017
  Catherine McCabe
Acting
January 20, 2017 – February 17, 2017 Donald Trump
  Scott Pruitt February 17, 2017 – July 6, 2018
  Andrew R. Wheeler July 9, 2018Present

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