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Texaco Press Release - Elliott P. Laws Joins Texaco as President, Safety, Health & Environment


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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Mar. 1 - Elliott P. Laws will join Texaco as President of Safety, Health & Environment, effective March 20, it was announced today by Texaco Chairman and CEO Peter I. Bijur. Laws, who currently serves as Executive Director of the Outlook Policy Forum, will be responsible for the development of safety and environmental policies that support the underlying values and strategic objectives of Texaco. He will also represent the company with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

"Elliott brings proven expertise in championing the mutual goals of environmental and economic excellence," said Bijur. "I look forward to his leadership in forging cooperative relationships with groups that share our vision of preserving a safe and healthy environment for current and future generations."

In accepting this position, Laws stated, "I have been impressed with both the results Texaco has already achieved in the areas of safety and the environment, but more importantly, the commitment of Texaco's management to actively engage in developing creative solutions to long term environmental issues."

Laws was graduated from St. Johns University in New York with a bachelor of arts degree in government and politics in 1977 and earned a juris doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in 1980. He joined the Manhattan District Attorney's office that same year and, in 1984, moved on to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an Enforcement Attorney with the Water Enforcement Division. Laws served as a Trial Attorney with the Environmental Defense Division of the Department of Justice in 1985. He joined Patton, Boggs, LLP in 1987, a Washington D.C.-based law firm, working in its Environment, Health & Safety and Public Policy Practices groups.

Laws returned to the EPA in 1993 as Assistant Administrator, Solid Waste and Emergency Response, where he was responsible for the program and policy development for solid and hazardous waste management, including the Superfund, national Brownfields and underground storage tank programs. In 1997, Laws moved back to Patton, Boggs and, in 1999, was appointed to his current position with the Outlook Policy Forum, a non-profit public policy forum dealing with energy, environment and economic issues.

Laws will be located at the company's Corporate Center in White Plains.

Updated: March 2000