Bush Nominates EPA Deputy Administrator

Washington, D.C. — President Bush has nominated Linda J. Fisher to be the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) deputy administrator. If approved by the U.S. Senate, Fisher — who has served as the agency's chief of staff and assistant administrator for policy — would become the EPA's second-in-command, under Administrator Christie Whitman. Additionally, Bush has nominated Stephen Johnson to be the agency's assistant administrator for prevention, pesticides and toxic substances; and has nominated Jeffrey Holmstead to be assistant administrator for air and radiation.