This article first appeared in The Michigan Messenger on April 22, 2010.

Reporting by Eartha Jane Melzer.

Obama names environmental policy expert to lead EPA's Midwest region

President Obama has named Susan Hedman, the top environment adviser for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, to serve as the top administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Midwest office, known as Region 5.

“Environmental advocates are sure to cheer this appointment,” wrote Dave Scriven-Young, an attorney at Peckar & Abramson in Chicago and author of the Illinois Environmental Law Blog.

“Her appointment is great news for all of us who love the Great Lakes, who want to protect our children from pollution, and who are ready to create good jobs in a new, clean energy economy,“ blogged Jack Darin, director of the Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter. “I know she will always put the people’s interest in a healthy environment first.”

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