EPA's Revolving Door

A partial list of federal officials who found
subsequent employment in the waste management industry




WILLIAM RUCKELSHAUS, EPA Administrator 1971-73.
Director of Weyerhaeuser, Monsanto, and other companies with severe environmental problems.

DOUGLAS COSTLE, EPA Administrator 1977-81.
Chairman of Metcalf & Eddy, hazardous-waste consultants and Superfund contractor.

WALTER BARBER, Acting EPA Administrator 1981.
Vice-president of Chemical Waste Management, the country's largest hazardous-waste management company--and a subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc..

WILLIAM RUCKELSHAUS, EPA Administrator 1983-85.
CEO of Browning-Ferris Inc., the country's second largest non-hazardous-waste-management company.

LEE THOMAS, EPA Administrator 1985-89.
CEO of Law Environmental, hazardous-waste consultants and Superfund contractor.

ALVIN ALM, Deputy EPA Administrator.
Senior vice-president of SAIC, Superfund contractor and major EPA contractor.

JOAN Z. BERNSTEIN, EPA General Counsel.
Vice-president of Chemical Waste Management.

CHRISTOPHER BECK, EPA Assistant Administrator for Hazardous Waste.
Chairman and CEO of Air & Water Technologies, hazardous-waste consultants and Superfund contractor.

FRANK MOORE, Chief legislative liaison for President Carter.
Vice-president of Waste Management, Inc..

RITA LAVELLE, EPA Assistant Administrator for Solid Waste and Emergency Response (sent to prison for perjury).
Consultant to hazardous-waste management industry.

JACK RAVAN, EPA Regional Administrator in Atlanta.
President of Rollins Environmental Services, the country's second largest hazardous-waste company.

JOHN SCHRAMM, EPA Regional Administrator in Philadelphia.
Director of government affairs in Waste Management, Inc.'s Washington office.

ANGUS MACBETH, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Environmental Affairs in the Justice Department.
Attorney representing Chemical Waste Management.

JAMES RANGE, On staff of Senate Environment and Public Works Committee; helped write hazardous-waste laws.
Vice-president of Waste Management, Inc..

MARCIA WILLIAMS, Director, EPA Office of Solid Waste.
Washington representative for Browning-Ferris, Inc..

JAMES SANDERSON, Advisor to EPA Administrator Anne Gorsuch..
Attorney representing Chemical Waste Management (held both positions simultaneously).

GARY DIETRICH, Director, EPA Office of Solid Waste.
Vice-president of consulting firm that writes permit applications and does other consulting work for Waste Management, Inc..

BRIAN MOLLOY, EPA enforcement attorney who helped write hazardous-waste regulations.
Attorney representing Chemical Waste Management.

SUSAN VOGT, EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Washington representative for Law Environmental.

RICHARD FORTUNA, Congressional legislative aide, helped write hazardous waste laws.
Director and lobbyist for the Hazardous Waste Treatment Counsel, which represents most large hazardous-waste management firms.

JEFF MILLER, Head of EPA hazardous-waste enforcement task force.
Attorney representing Chemical Waste Management.
 
 
 
 

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