Stephen Ursery, Editor, Waste Age Magazine

April 1, 2005

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It's Johnson for EPA

President George W. Bush has nominated Stephen Johnson to become the next administrator of the Washington-based U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Johnson, who has been with the EPA for 24 years in various capacities, has been its acting administrator since January, when he took over for Michael Leavitt, who became the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

In his press conference announcing the nomination, Bush praised Johnson as “a talented scientist and skilled manager with a lifelong commitment to environmental stewardship.”

Johnson became the EPA's deputy administrator last August. Other titles he has held at the agency include assistant administrator of the EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances.

As of press time, the U.S. Senate had not voted on Johnson's confirmation.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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