Jared Blumenfeld Reflects on Six Years as EPA Chief for California and the West

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Jared Blumenfeld was appointed California Secretary for Environmental Protection by Governor Gavin Newsom in January 2019. (Margaret Ford)

Jared Blumenfeld, the western regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, is leaving his job in May. Blumenfeld says he's accomplished most of his goals for the EPA and plans to spend the summer hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. We'll talk to Blumenfeld about his achievements, and about criticism from some environmental groups that say he failed to crack down enough on polluters.


Jared Blumenfeld, Regional administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Pacific Southwest Region, which includes California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands and 148 tribal nations.