Fabricant Announces Resignation as EPA’s General Counsel

Robert E. Fabricant, General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, today submitted his resignation to the President. Fabricant's resignation becomes effective on September 3.

Fabricant has served as the Bush Administration's top environmental lawyer for the past two years providing legal advice and counsel to former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman.

"It has been an honor and privilege to serve the President and Governor Whitman and to play an important role in the many environmental accomplishments of this Administration," Fabricant said.

Fabricant presided over the Agency's successful defense of strict new air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter. He played a key role in the defense of wetlands and other Clean Water Act jurisdictional decisions, assisted in the passage of the Administration's Brownfields redevelopment legislation, and managed a law office composed of more than 300 attorneys at EPA headquarters and in the EPA's 10 regional offices.


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