Environment & Energy Report

EPA Fills Southeast Post, Six Months after Prior Chief Indicted

May 28, 2019, 6:39 PM

The EPA’s southeast region officially has a new administrator—six months after its previous region chief resigned following his criminal indictment.

Mary Walker was appointed as regional administrator for the eight-state region headquartered in Atlanta, the Environmental Protection Agency announced May 28. Walker has served as acting administrator since November, after Trey Glenn stepped down from the job.

The region includes the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as well as tribal lands for six federally recognized tribes.

“Mary’s leadership and intimate knowledge of the region’s concerns will ensure that EPA continues to...

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