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Obama Taps Green Chemistry Founder to Head EPA's R&D Division

10:01 AM MDT | May 29, 2009 | Kara Sissell

President Obama has nominated Yale Professor Paul Anastas as EPA’s head of the Office of Research and Development, the agency’s scientific research arm. Anastas, often referred to as the ‘father of green chemistry’ coined the term “green chemistry” in 1991, Yale officials say. Anastas previously served as chief of the Industrial Chemistry Branch and director of EPA’s Green Chemistry Program, Yale says. From 1999 to 2004 he served in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, most recently as assistant...

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