WASHINGTON (AP) — The headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency has been renamed to honor former President Bill Clinton.
Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer of California hosted the dedication ceremony Wednesday and sponsored the legislation that changed the building’s name to the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building.
Former EPA administrator Carol Browner, congressional leaders, members of the Clinton administration, and Clinton family attended.
Clinton says his administration proved that sustainable environmental policies and a growing economy can coexist and is now necessary.
The former president says his team’s efforts to promote clean air, conserve land, and combat dirty water made a big difference in Americans’ lives. Browner noted that Clinton gave the EPA administrator a Cabinet seat.
Last December, President Barack Obama signed the bill passed by Congress to honor the 42nd president.