Maine DEP Mourns Loss of Ira Leighton, Deputy Regional Administrator, US EPA Region 1

July 29, 2013

Contact: Jessamine Logan, or 287-5842

-DEP staff extend their sympathy and condolences to Ira’s family, friends, and colleagues

Augusta – The Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho issued the following statement on the passing of Ira Leighton, Deputy Regional Administrator of EPA New England.

“From all current and retired DEP employees, we want to express our deepest sympathies to Ira Leighton’s family, friends and colleagues. Ira was a tremendous public servant and his passing is a profound loss to the entire environmental community. His extensive knowledge of environmental regulations, innovative leadership and enthusiasm at EPA will be greatly missed by DEP staff, whom he helped extensively over his tenure. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Ira’s family, friends and colleagues at EPA.”