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Emily Lloyd to head New York's Department of Environmental Protection

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Emily Lloyd has been appointed commissioner for the Department of Environmental Protection by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. The appointment of Lloyd was one of three that de Blasio made today.

The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) core mission is to supply and distribute more than one billion gallons of drinking water every day and to treat the 1.3 billion gallons of waste-water New Yorkers generate daily.

Lloyd, a Brooklyn resident who led the Prospect Park Alliance, will oversee more than 6,000 DEP employees while leading the city's efforts to deal with environmental reviews, conservation programs and new climate resiliency efforts to address vulnerabilities exposed by extreme weather such as Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

“At a time when natural resources are increasingly scarce and extreme weather events are increasingly common, we need to get much more prudent about managing our water supply and ensuring our infrastructure is ready to handle any storm that might strike next," said incoming DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd. "The very safety and well-being of New Yorkers are at stake. We also need to create a much more accessible and user-friendly department that serves all New Yorkers – one that allows our customers to understand, and, if necessary, contest and their bills quickly and easily. I’m grateful to be able to take the lead on forging that path.”

This is Lloyd's second time at the helm of DEP having previously served as commissioner from 2005 to 2009. Lloyd's work with watershed protection was recognized by Washington during her first tenure at DEP. The federal government noted that New York was one of only five cities in the nation where the bulk of its water supply did not require filtration.

Also named to new posts by Mayor de Blasio were Maya Wiley as Counsel to the Mayor and Donna M. Corrado to serve as commissioner at the Department for the Aging.



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