President Biden has appointed Howard University School of Law alumnus, Professor Carlton Waterhouse, Ph.D., as deputy assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office for Land and Emergency Management.
"I am excited about the opportunity to join the Administration in its commitment to ensuring a clean environment and climate justice for all," Waterhouse said.
Waterhouse (J.D. ’91) will have supervisory responsibility over the agency's Superfund program, and cleanup and permitting programs falling under the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act. Also, he will have responsibility for programs covering emergency management, underground storage tanks, brownfields and federal facilities restoration and reuse.
“Dr. Waterhouse is one of the nation’s foremost experts in climate justice,” said Howard University School of Law Dean, Danielle Holley-Walker. “I know that his expertise will be critical to environmental policy in the new and ministration, and the Howard Law community is extremely proud of our alumnus and faculty member.”
While currently on leave from the University, Waterhouse will continue teaching his first year Property Class through the end of the semester. He has relinquished all his other duties at the law school to focus on his new position.