"EPA’s No. 2 Leaving for Climate Group"

"Bob Perciasepe, deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will resign next month to lead an energy and climate advocacy group, the agency announced Thursday.

Perciasepe has been the agency’s second-highest official since 2009, but his total tenure at the EPA is 13 years, Administrator Gina McCarthy said in an internal email to staff.

“With his departure, EPA is losing its longest serving deputy — but more importantly a leader who poured his heart, soul and decades of experience into the agency’s mission every day,” McCarthy said."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill July 17, 2014.


"EPA Deputy Resigns To Lead Advocacy Group" (Washington Post)

"Obama's Second-In-Command At EPA Resigns" (AP)

Source: The Hill, 07/18/2014