EPA names new regional director for Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Dakotas

2013-04-30T18:15:00Z 2013-04-30T18:19:05Z EPA names new regional director for Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, DakotasStar-Tribune staff Casper Star-Tribune Online
April 30, 2013 6:15 pm  • 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a new regional director to oversee Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and the Dakotas.

President Barack Obama selected Shaun McGrath to head the EPA's Region 8 office, the agency announced Tuesday.

Previous director James Martin resigned in February, citing personal reasons. Martin was the target of a pair of U.S. senators earlier this year, who alleged he misused a private email address.

McGrath most recently worked for Wheelhouse Associates, an environmental and energy planning group. Before that, McGrath served as director of the American Solar Energy Society.

"[McGrath's] leadership, expertise, and his ability to understand the issues facing state and local governments will be valuable assets as we move forward with our partners in the Mountains and Plains states," Bob Perciasepe, acting EPA administrator, said in a prepared statement.

Reach energy reporter Adam Voge at 307-266-0561, or at adam.voge@trib.com. Read his blog at http://trib.com/news/opinion/blogs/boom or follow him on Twitter @vogeCST.

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