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President Donald Trump will nominate Peter C. Wright, currently managing counsel at Dow Chemical Company, to be assistant administrator for the Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency announced Friday.
Wright’s career, which has included time at Dow, Monsanto and Bryan Cave, has involved providing “legal support for Superfund and other remediation sites,” according to the EPA. “[Wright] has the expertise and experience necessary to implement our ambitious goals for cleaning up the nation’s contaminated lands quickly and thoroughly,” Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement.
Wright’s nomination is not presently listed by the Senate so his confirmation hearing has yet to be scheduled. After a hearing, Wright will be subject to a confirmation vote before the full Senate.