EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman Lecture

February 10, 2012

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman spoke at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Feb. 7. Her lecture was titled "Your Money or Your Life? The False Dichotomy Posed by EPA's Critics."

Hedman's visit was hosted by the Nelson Institute and the University of Wisconsin Law School. See video of Hedman's lecture below.

Hedman, who holds a Ph.D. from the Nelson Institute and a J.D. from the UW-Madison Law School, was appointed by President Barack Obama to be EPA Region 5 Administrator on Earth Day 2010. She directs EPA's operations in the six-state Great Lakes region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota, as well as 35 federally recognized tribal governments. One of her most important roles is that of manager of the Great Lakes National Program Office, which oversees restoration and protection of the largest freshwater system in the world.

Prior to accepting the President's appointment, Dr. Hedman was environmental counsel and senior assistant attorney general in the Illinois Attorney General's office, where she focused on litigation and legislation relating to environmental protection, energy efficiency, renewable energy, carbon capture technology and associated consumer issues.