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Christine Todd Whitman

Official portrait of Administrator Christine Todd Whitman


Administrator Christine Todd Whitman


Christine Todd Whitman headed the EPA under President George W. Bush. As Administrator, she introduced the Clear Skies Initiative; established a watershed-based approach to protecting our nation's lakes, streams, and rivers; and saw the passage of landmark brownfields legislation that helped revitalize neighborhoods marred by abandoned industrial sites. Whitman also oversaw the Hudson River clean-up and EPA's repsonse to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011.