PRESIDENT BUSH NAMES JOHNSON FOR EPA
President Bush elevated Stephen Johnson, the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, nominating him to the top job on a full-time basis on Friday (March 4). Bush called Johnson "the first professional scientist to lead the EPA."
Johnson, a career government employee who has
been with the agency for 24 years, had become its temporary
head six weeks ago. Bush's top environmental priority is to
rewrite air pollution laws and regulations, although his agenda
could be overshadowed by an international climate treaty taking
effect without U.S. participation.