"The Trump administration has named Wisconsin’s top environmental regulator to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Midwest regional office.
Cathy Stepp will be the principal deputy administrator for the Region 7 office, which is based in Kansas City, Mo., and responsible for Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa, the EPA said.
Stepp, the head of the Department of Natural Resources under Gov. Scott Walker (R), will be the highest-ranking official at the Kansas City office, so she’ll be acting administrator until EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appoints a regional administrator.
Stepp has frequently been criticized in her Wisconsin role as being too business friendly. She doubts that human activity is the primary cause of climate change and instructed her department last year to remove mentions of human contribution to global warming from the agency’s website, the State Journal reported."