Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

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Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency of the
United States
Environmental Protection Agency logo.svg
Scott Pruitt, EPA official portrait (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Scott Pruitt

since February 17, 2017
Inaugural holder William Ruckelshaus
Website www.epa.gov

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.

The current Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is Scott Pruitt, who succeeded acting administrator Catherine McCabe, on February 17, 2017.

How are they nominated?[change | change source]

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 Administrators[change | change source]

Officeholder Term President
William Ruckelshaus.jpg Ruckelshaus, WilliamWilliam Ruckelshaus 01970-12-04December 4, 1970 – April 30, 1973 Nixon, RichardRichard Nixon
No image.svg Fri, RobertRobert Fri
Acting
01973-04-30April 30, 1973 – September 12, 1973
Russell train.gif Train, Russell E.Russell E. Train 01973-09-12September 12, 1973 – January 20, 1977
Ford, GeraldGerald Ford
No image.svg Quarles Jr., JohnJohn Quarles Jr.
Acting
01977-01-21January 21, 1977 – March 6, 1977 Carter, JimmyJimmy Carter
Doug M. Costle official EPA portrait.jpg Costle, Douglas M.Douglas M. Costle 01977-03-07March 7, 1977 – January 20, 1981
No image.svg Jellinek, SteveSteve Jellinek
Acting
01981-01-21January 21, 1981 – January 25, 1981 Reagan, RonaldRonald Reagan
No image.svg Barber Jr., WalterWalter Barber Jr.
Acting
01981-01-25January 25, 1981 – May 19, 1981
Anne M. Gorsuch 1982b.jpg Gorsuch Burford, AnneAnne Gorsuch Burford 01981-05-20May 20, 1981 – March 9, 1983
William Ruckelshaus.jpg Ruckelshaus, WilliamWilliam Ruckelshaus 01983-05-18May 18, 1983 – January 4, 1985
Lee m thomas 2008.jpg Thomas, Lee M.Lee M. Thomas 01985-02-08February 8, 1985 – January 20, 1989
William K. Reilly official EPA portrait.jpg Reilly, William K.William K. Reilly 01989-02-06February 6, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Bush, George H. W.George H. W. Bush
CarolBrownerCirca1996.jpg Browner, CarolCarol Browner 01993-01-23January 23, 1993 – January 20, 2001 Clinton, BillBill Clinton
WhitmanChristineTodd.jpg Whitman, Christine ToddChristine Todd Whitman 02001-01-31January 31, 2001 – June 27, 2003 Bush, George W.George W. Bush
No image.svg Horinko, Marianne LamontMarianne Lamont Horinko
Acting
02003-07-14July 14, 2003 – November 5, 2003
Mike Leavitt.jpg Leavitt, MikeMike Leavitt 02003-11-06November 6, 2003 – January 26, 2005
Stephen L. Johnson, official 2006 EPA photo.jpg Johnson, Stephen L.Stephen L. Johnson 02005-01-26January 26, 2005 – January 20, 2009
Lisa P. Jackson official portrait.jpg Jackson, Lisa P.Lisa P. Jackson 02009-01-23January 23, 2009 – February 15, 2013 Obama, BarackBarack Obama
EPA Deputy Admin Bob Perciasepe.jpg Perciasepe, BobBob Perciasepe
Acting
02013-02-15February 15, 2013 – July 18, 2013
Gina McCarthy official portrait.jpg McCarthy, GinaGina McCarthy 02013-07-18July 18, 2013 – January 20, 2017
Catherine McCabe.jpg McCabe, CatherineCatherine McCabe
Acting
02017-01-20January 20, 2017 – February 17, 2017 Trump, DonaldDonald Trump
Scott Pruitt with Senator Fischer (cropped).jpg Pruitt, ScottScott Pruitt 02017-02-17February 17, 2017 – present

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