Susan P. Bodine

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Susan Parker Bodine, of Maryland, was nominated June 28, 2005, by President George W. Bush to be Assistant Administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER). Bodine's nomination was sent to the Senate on June 28, 2005.

Bodine, "an attorney from outside the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency," "would replace Thomas Dunne, who has served as the acting assistant administrator for the past 12 months." Dunne acted in the place of Marianne Lamont Horinko, who resigned. [1][2]

Confirmation Held Up
"We are asking for complete information about Superfund sites around the country," Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) said July 14, 2005. "As this information is crucial to the Superfund program that Susan Bodine would lead as an EPA Assistant Administrator, I am requesting that this information be received before her Senate confirmation moves forward."

"Senator Boxer will hold up Bodine's confirmation if she doesn't get information she requested on 103 superfund sites where human exposure to contamination is 'not under control.'" [3]

"'EPA's plan to let the site be cleaned over geologic time condemns Butte to centuries of contamination,' stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch, [August 19, 2005,] noting that the nomination of Susan Bodine to head EPA's Superfund Program is still pending before the U.S. Senate. 'EPA is doing BP/ARCO a huge favor that will save the company shareholders millions and leave taxpayers holding the bag.'"


Bodine has served since March 2001 as "the staff director and senior counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives on the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. She and her staff are responsible for managing the committee’s work on environmental matters, such as the Clean Water Act, Superfund, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Tennessee Valley Authority." [4][5]

"Prior to her current position, she served for six years as a counsel to the subcommittee. Susan also worked for the law office of Covington and Burling, where she specialized in environmental law." [6]

"She has a bachelor´s degree from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in Philadelphia." [7]

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