Cantwell Statement on Appointment of Dennis McLerran to be EPA Region 10 Administrator

SEATTLE, WA – Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) issued the following statement on President Obama’s appointment today of Dennis McLerran to be Seattle-based Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Administrator:
“President Obama has made a wise choice for Washington state and the Pacific Northwest in appointing Dennis McLerran to be the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 Administrator. Mr. McLerran has a proven track record of working with diverse interest groups to protect and improve the environment and health of millions of Puget Sound-area residents.  His many years of experience as Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency have earned him great respect across the state and the region. I was proud to recommend Mr. McLerran for the position, and I believe he will be ready on day one to do an outstanding job leading EPA efforts that benefit Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Pacific Northwest Indian Country.”