EPA appoints new Region 6 head

Ron Curry, a former New Mexico environmental regulator, has been appointed the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency South Central Administration (Region 6), overseeing the area that covers Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico.

He replaces Al Armendariz, who resigned in April after attention was brought to a video in which he used the word “crucify” to describe how the EPA enforced laws in the oil industry.

Curry started his new position on Sept. 24 and is based out of the EPA’s Dallas headquarters.

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