Shaun McGrath named EPA Region 8 administrator
DENVER (AP) -- A former mayor of Boulder, Colo., has been chosen as the regional
administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency's office in Denver.
The EPA said Tuesday that Shaun McGrath will replace Region 8 administrator
James Martin, who resigned in February. Martin's departure came as Republicans
investigated whether he used private email accounts to conduct official business,
but Martin said he was leaving to focus on his family.
EPA Region 8 covers Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
and 27 tribal nations.
McGrath's experience includes working for the energy and environmental planning
policy firm Wheelhouse Associates and serving as the executive director of the
American Solar Energy Society in Boulder. He also was a deputy director of White
House intergovernmental affairs in Barack Obama's administration.