USEPA Appoints New Region 8 Administrator
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced the appointment of Doug Benevento of Colorado to become regional administrator for Region 8. Benevento will oversee environmental protection efforts in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
Benevento is a former director for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), where he managed the State’s environmental and public health programs. He previously served as the Department’s director of environmental programs, where he managed the state’s air, water, waste, and consumer protection programs. Since 2010, Mr. Benevento has been working on energy and environmental issues in the private sector at Xcel Energy.
“Doug Benevento is a sound choice to lead EPA Region 8. As a former regional administrator, I understand the challenges of the position, and Doug is well suited to take on those challenges. Over the almost 20 years I've known Doug he's brought a thoughtful approach to environmental policy and regulation. This was evidenced during his tenure at CDPHE in the Owens administration. I'm confident he will provide strong and effective leadership at EPA,” says James Martin, former Region 8 Administrator.