Assemblyman Lopez Picked As EPA Regional Administrator
New York state Assemblyman Pete Lopez has been tapped to become the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator for Region 2, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The EPA made the announcement Thursday. The Republican from Schoharie has represented the 102nd Assembly district since 2007. Lopez had been a member of the Assembly Committee on Environmental Conversation. He replaces former administrator Judith Enck, an Obama administration appointee.