Mississippian named to EPA job in Atlanta
January 14, 2014 11:45 AM | 872 views | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Greenville, Miss., Mayor Heather McTeer Toney has been named regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency's regional office in Atlanta.

EPA Region 4 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and six tribal nations.

The announcement came Tuesday from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

Toney, a lawyer, was the first black and first female mayor of Greenville and served from 2004-2012. In 2012, she tried unsuccessfully to unseat U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson in Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District.

Since then, Toney has practiced law and as an advocate for education, women's issues, health and wellness issues.

Regional administrators manage the EPA's regional activities. They promote state and local environmental protection efforts and serve as a liaison to government officials.

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January 15, 2014
Sounds like this woman doesn't know much about what the EPA does, just another Obama appointee because she won a small town mayoral election and happens to be the right color for this racist president.

You might be a great lady, but don't become a bureaucrat! Save yourself.
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