Council on Environmental Quality


Council on Environmental Quality

722 Jackson Place NW., Washington, DC 20503

Phone, 202-395-5750 or 202-456-6224. Fax, 202-456-2710. Internet,

Chairman James Connaughton

Chief of Staff Philip Cooney

General Counsel Dinah Bear

Deputy General Counsel Edward Boling

Associate Director for Communications Michelle St. Martin

Deputy Director for Communications William Holbrook

Associate Director for Agriculture and Public David Anderson


Associate Director for NEPA Oversight Horst Greczmiel

Associate Director for Energy and Transportation Bryan Hannegan

Associate Director for Natural Resources William Leary

Associate Director for Environmental Policy Kameran Onley

Associate Director for Global Environmental Kenneth Peel


Associate Director for Toxics and Environmental Elizabeth Stolpe


Associate Director for Congressional Affairs Heather Pearce


The Council on Environmental Quality formulates and recommends national policies to promote the improvement of the quality of the environment.

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) was established within the Executive Office of the President by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). The Environmental Quality Improvement Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq.) established the Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ) to provide professional and administrative support for the Council. The Council and OEQ are collectively referred to as the Council on Environmental Quality, and the CEQ Chair, who is appointed by the...

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