White House makes Shore pick for EPA post official

Politico (USA) | Oct 13, 2021 at 4:32 PM
  • The White House on Tuesday officially named Chicago water executive Debra Shore to head EPA’s Chicago-based Midwest office following unusually public lobbying over the position.
  • As POLITICO first reported last week, Shore won the job after being one of two frontrunners since last December.
  • The unusually public campaign for the Region 5 job, which does not require Senate confirmation, came to a head this summer after EPA Administrator Michael Regan recommended the other longtime contender, Micah Ragland, an Obama-era EPA official who had won the endorsement of most Michigan Democrats and the Midwest chapter of EPA’s union.