Ron Curry, Secretary of the NM Environment department, is now being rumored as a possible candidate to take over the regional federal Environmental Protection Agency in Dallas. This Region 6 office covers Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arkansas. I hope this happens. Over the last decade the Dallas administrator has usually been picked by the Texas Governor due to Texas politics and bush/cheney operatives. Now there is a good chance for a new outlook for the region that includes New Mexico. If Ron gets this job it would be hard finding a replacement for him in Santa Fe. Ron has been especially courageous, with the backing of the Governor, in carrying out his duties to protect New Mexico's land, air and water resources.
Curry would take that sense of good public policy to Dallas where he might be working soon.