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Peter Wright

Special Counsel to the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

Office of Land and Emergency Management, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Biography

Peter Wright joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in July 2018 as Special Counsel to the Administrator. In March 2018, he was nominated to be the Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management and had a confirmation hearing before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee on June 20, 2018. He was nominated again in January 2019, and his nomination is pending before the Senate.

Prior to joining EPA, he worked for the Dow Chemical Company as managing counsel for environmental, health and safety matters, including responsibility for Superfund sites and other federal and state-led remediation matters, as well as a broad array of other environmental regulatory matters. He also provided legal counsel on merger and acquisition and significant real estate transactions. Prior to joining Dow in 1999, he worked for Bryan Cave LLP and Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri and started his career as an environmental law associate with Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Peter has been a leader of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, the premier forum for environmental, energy and resource lawyers.

He earned his J.D. summa cum laude from Indiana University in 1996 and his A.B. summa cum laude from Wabash College in 1981.

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