President Clinton has appointed Bradley M. Campbell to succeed W. Michael McCabe as regional administrator for the EPA’s mid-Atlantic region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. McCabe was promoted to deputy administrator of the EPA, the agency’s number two job.
“Bradley Campbell is a native of Philadelphia and an extremely experienced and qualified environmental manager,” said EPA Administrator Carol Browner. “He brings to this important job a real commitment to the continued protection of public health and the environment for the people of the mid-Atlantic region and their communities.”
Campbell comes from the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he has been associate director for toxics and environmental protection. The CEQ serves as the principal adviser to the president and vice president on environmental policy, and coordinates the work of federal agencies on environmental matters.
Prior to his White House service, he was an attorney-adviser in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Campbell was born in Northeast Philadelphia, where he attended the Friends’ Central School. After graduating from Amherst College and the University of Chicago Law School, he had an active criminal and civil litigation practice that included extensive representation of environmental organizations concerned with the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Campbell co-founded the Common Ground Community Housing Develop-ment Co. in New York City, and chairs the board of the Echo Hill Outdoor School in Worton, MD.
At the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Campbell helped to coordinate administration policy and legislation on such vital programs as Superfund, hazardous waste, safe drinking water, cleaner air and water, pesticide and food safety, brownfields, wetlands and community right-to-know. Campbell also oversaw issues involving agriculture, federal facilities and environmental justice.
During his service at the U.S. Department of Justice, Campbell served as lead counsel in several prominent cases, including defense of the lender liability rule under Superfund (Kelley v. EPA) that ensures that polluters — not taxpayers — pay for toxic waste cleanup.
In 1993, Campbell received the Arthur Fleming Award for distinguished government service, which is based on a national competition. In that year, he also received the John Marshall Award, the Justice Department’s highest honor.