The following press statement is by Pam Kiely, program director for Environment Colorado:
Denver, CO – Today Colorado Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Jim Martin was appointed as the new regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region VIII office. The EPA’s regional office serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
“Environment Colorado congratulates Jim Martin on his appointment as the new regional director for the EPA. Jim Martin has an impeccable record of being thoughtful, strategic, and willing to make the tough calls in defense of the environment.”
“As a linchpin in Gov. Ritter’s environmental team, Jim has played a critical role in shaping what will be a lasting legacy of environmental stewardship for this administration.
“Jim’s leadership has placed Colorado on the map as a national leader in building a New Energy Economy, protecting the health of communities, and taking dramatic new steps to clean our air and cut global warming pollution.”
“We look forward to working with Jim in his new role, and are excited to see him join the team at EPA at a time when federal environmental leadership is so critical.”