"EPA Picks State Lawmaker To Lead New York Office"

"The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tapping a New York State lawmaker to lead its regional office based in New York City.

Pete Lopez’s responsibilities as Region 2 administrator will include the storm-hit Caribbean territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as New York and New Jersey.

'Pete Lopez has spent nearly a decade in one of the country’s largest state legislatures working to improve the quality of life of his constituents,' EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill September 28, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 09/29/2017