Friday, November 6, 2009

Judith Enck EPA Region 2 Administrator

Subject: Judith Enck EPA Region 2 Administrator

If you do not know what this means, Judith Enck, who sought to shut down the
Reynolds Pheasant Farm, will now be Ed Guster's boss. Ed Guster is the
administrator managing the EPA's Shooting Range Best Management Practices
certification program.

Judith Enck headed to EPA
November 5, 2009 at 4:03 pm by Casey Seiler

Another second floor figure is moving on: Judith Enck, who serves as Gov.
Paterson’s deputy secretary for the environment, is headed to the
Environmental Protection Agency to serve as administrator for Region 2,
which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands
and seven Tribal Nations — not a bad smorgasbord of ecosystems to have to
travel among.

The release from EPA:

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
announced President Barack Obama’s selection of Judith Enck to be the Agency’s
Regional Administrator for EPA’s region 2. This region encompasses New
Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and seven Tribal

“I look forward to working closely with Judith Enck on the range of urgent
environmental issues we face, in region 2 and across the nation,” said EPA
Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “At this moment of great challenge and even
greater opportunity, I’m thrilled that Judith will be part of our leadership
team at EPA. She will certainly play an instrumental role in our Agency’s
mission to protect our health and the environment.”

Regional Administrators for the EPA are responsible for managing the
Agency’s regional activities. They promote state and local environmental
protection efforts and serve as a liaison to state and local government
officials. EPA’s Regional Administrators will be tasked with making sure
that 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.

Judith Enck has close to 30 years of experience in the environmental
field. Enck has served as the Deputy Secretary for the Environment in New
York State since 2007. Prior to that, she worked for eight years as a policy
advisor to the Attorney General of New York, for five years as the Executive
Director of Environmental Advocates of New York, and as a Senior
Environmental Associate with the New York Public Interest Research Group.
She also serves on a number of boards in New York, including the New York
State Energy Board and the New York State Superfund Management Board. Enck,
who received her bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Rose, lives in
Poestenkill, New York.

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