Assemblyman Pete Lopez New Regional EPA Boss

Assemblyman Pete Lopez

New Regional EPA Boss

Assemblyman Pete Lopez

SCHOHARIE – President Trump today appointed Assemblyman Pete Lopez, R-Schoharie, whose district includes Cherry Valley, Roseboom, Decatur and Worcester in Otsego County, as regional administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The region he oversees includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  He succeeds Judith Enck, the Obama appointee.

Lopez was elected to the Assembly in 2007, and currently serves on the Committee on Environmental Conservation.   He considered running for Congress last year, after U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, announced his retirement, but later withdrew.

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