President Biden appoints Debra Shore to lead EPA Midwestern office in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan – President Joe Biden has appointed Chicago Wastewater Commissioner Debra Shore to lead the US Environmental Protection Agency’s office in the Midwest.

Shore will oversee Region 5 of the EPA, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin – along with 35 indigenous tribes.

The office oversees efforts to clean up the Great Lakes and deals with issues such as industrial and agricultural pollution and polluted drinking water.

Shore is an elected member of the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago.

This authority is responsible for wastewater treatment and rainwater management.

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