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Susan Hedman Chosen to be Regional Administrator for U.S. EPA Region 5

On April 21st, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that President Obama selected Susan Hedman to be Regional Administrator for EPA’s Region 5, which encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and 35 Tribal Nations.

Regional Administrators “are responsible for managing the Agency’s regional activities under the direction of the EPA Administrator.  They promote state and local environmental protection efforts and serve as a liaison to state and local government officials.  Regional Administrators are tasked with ensuring EPA’s efforts to address the environmental crises of today are rooted in three fundamental values: science-based policies and programs, adherence to the rule of law, and transparency.”

Environmental advocates are sure to cheer this appointment.  Ms. Hedman has been Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Environmental Counsel and Senior Assistant Attorney General since 2005.  She has also held positions with the Environmental Law and Policy Center and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Stay tuned to the Illinois Environmental Law Blog for more news and developments.

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