Seven Former EPA Administrators Encourage Bipartisan Congressional Oversight on the Environment

On April 9, 2019, seven former EPA administrators sent a joint letter, facilitated by EPN through its Advisory Council, to Congress offering lawmakers resources and support in their oversight efforts. The administrators wrote, “We are united that there has never been a more important time for us to put aside our differences and advocate collectively for public health and the environment. Time is of the essence and much is at stake.” They also offered to connect Congress “with our former colleagues who now comprise the Environmental Protection Network.”

Referencing the letter, on June 11, 2019, the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing with four of those former EPA administrators on the mission and future of EPA. Lee Thomas (1985-1989), William Reilly (1989-1993), Christine Todd Whitman (2001-2003) and Gina McCarthy (2013-2017) testified.

Read the letter: Joint Administrators Letter on Congressional Oversight