THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES INTENT TO NOMINATE ROBERT J. HUGGETT AS EPA ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Robert J. Huggett as the Environmental Protection Agency's Assistant Administrator for Research and Development.
Mr. Huggett joins EPA with more than 21 years of research experience in ecosystem management and environmental chemistry. Currently, Huggett is Chairman of the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences at the College of William and Mary. Huggett has held several other management positions at the College of William and Mary, including Chairman of the Department of Ecology and Pollution and the Department of Chemical Oceanography within the School of Marine Sciences.
EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner said, "One of my goals is to expand EPA's reputation for good, sound science. I believe sound science needs to be at the core of every decision we make at the EPA. Dr. Huggett's extensive experience in environmental research will help us achieve that goal."
Huggett, a resident of Virginia, holds a doctoral degree in marine science from the College of William and Mary.