Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality


Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality
Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality of the
United States
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Incumbent
Nancy Sutley

since January 22, 2009
Inaugural holder Russell Train
Formation National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
Website Council on Environmental Quality

The Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the US President. In addition, CEQ reports annually to the President on the state of the environment; oversees federal agency implementation of the environmental impact assessment process; and acts as a referee when agencies disagree over the adequacy of such assessments. The Council coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives.

List of administrators

Chair Term of Office President(s) served under
Russell Train 1969–1973 Richard Nixon
Russell Peterson 1973–1976 Richard Nixon & Gerald Ford
John Busterud 1976–1977 Gerald Ford
Charles Warren 1977–1979 Jimmy Carter
James Speth 1979–1981
A Alan Hill 1981–1989 Ronald Reagan
Michael Deland 1989–1993 George H. W. Bush
Kathleen McGinty 1995–1998 Bill Clinton
George Frampton 1998–2001
James L. Connaughton June 18, 2001 – January 19, 2009 George W. Bush
Nancy Sutley January 22, 2009 – present Barack Obama

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