Elevating EPA



Raising the stature of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears to be a popular bipartisan measure.

U.S. President George W. Bush, as well as former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton, have provided the EPA administrator with a seat at cabinet meetings, and have supported legislation to make the agency a full department. Yet, several legislative initiatives have failed to gain approval because the bills have been weighed down with side issues.