A controversial former environmental official from Alabama is President Trump's pick to oversee the EPA in the Southeast. Trey Glenn was named administrator for EPA Region 4, which includes the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama.
Glenn ran Alabama's environmental management department from 2005 to 2009. During that time, he was the target of an ethics investigation, though prosecutors decided against bringing charges. During his tenure, environmental groups accused him of inadequately enforcing environmental laws. He resigned in 2009 and since then has worked as an engineer and business lobbyist, according to the Alabama news website AL.com
EPA chief Scott Pruitt said Glenn brings more than two decades of environmental and regulatory experience to the job.
“Mr. Glenn will help us carry out President Trump’s vision of creating a more streamlined and efficient EPA that focuses on the Agency’s core mission, while also providing more regulatory certainty to our nation’s businesses,” Pruitt said in a press release.
Aug. 21, 2017, EPA.gov, “EPA Announces Appointment of Trey Glenn to Region 4 Administrator.”