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Professor Al Armendariz sworn in as EPA Administrator

SMU environmental engineer guiding southwest region

Al Armendariz swearing in ceremony on February 2, 2010

SMU Engineering Professor Al Armendariz was sworn in February 2 as the EPA's Region 6 Administrator.

February 3, 2010

Al Armendariz, SMU associate professor of environmental and civil engineering, was sworn in Tuesday, Feb. 2, as the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 6 Administrator.

The region includes Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, 66 Indian tribes and Texas — the nation's largest producer of industrial air pollution. Armendariz is taking over Region 6 as the EPA moves to toughen Texas pollution enforcement standards to meet federal Clean Air Act requirements followed by other states.

While on leave, Armendariz will retain his appointment with SMU's Lyle School of Engineering.

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