Public Citizen Applauds Appointment of Earthea Nance as EPA Region 6 Administrator
Region 6 includes Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
DALLAS, Texas – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Dr. Eartha Nance, an associate professor in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, has been appointed as the next administrator for Region 6, which includes Texas. She will replace Acting Region 6 Administrator David Gray, who is retiring this month after 35 years at the EPA. Earlier this year, Public Citizen encouraged the Biden Administration to consider Nance for the appointment.
Adrian Shelley, director of Public Citizen’s Texas office, issued the following statement:
“Dr. Nance is a champion for environmental justice with a long and proud history of work in the region. From her humanitarian work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, to lending her expertise in flooding and disaster recovery after Hurricane Harvey, Dr. Nance puts communities and people first in her work. She is a strong choice who will fight to ensure a healthy future for all communities in the region.”