NYC Gets New Environment Commission

After a 13-month search, Bloomberg decided to look in house for the city’s new environment commissioner, a position that has gone unfilled for a year.

Caswell F. Holloway IV, a city aide with little experience in the field, will be lead th city’s Department of Environmental Protection. The selection left many of the major players in the New York City’s environmental scene scratching their head.

In a New York Times article, Peggy M. Shepard, We Act for Environmental Justice, was shocked by the appointment, admitting she didn’t know of Holloway.

Insiders say Halloway has a reputation as a problem-solver and Bloomberg said he could see him working hard several desks down in the Mayor’s Office. Halloway has worked on revival plans for the Gowanus Canal, which has been an environmental plight of the city for some time, but only time will tell if he’s up for the job.

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