Bloomberg Law
Nov. 18, 2021, 9:47 PM

Regional EPA Bosses Named for New York, Southeast, and Mountain West

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

The Biden administration on Thursday unveiled plans to name the leaders of the EPA’s regional offices in New York, Atlanta, and Denver.

Environmental lawyer Lisa Garcia will become the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2, which spans New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and eight tribal nations.

Garcia has a background in environmental justice, having spearheaded the EPA’s first strategic plan to incorporate EJ into all the agency’s work.

She previously served as an assistant attorney general in the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York state attorney general’s office, and as director of ...