top of page

Belvedere former PG&E lawyer to head West Coast U.S. EPA office

A Belvedere man who spent three decades working as an attorney for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has been tapped to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s San Francisco-based West Coast office after the previous leader was abruptly fired earlier this month. John W. Busterud, 65, was appointed Feb. 11 as the federal agency’s Region 9 administrator, overseeing environmental efforts in California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii as well as U.S. territories in the Pacific Ocean and some American Indian tribal lands.

For the full story, pick up this week's edition of The Ark on newsstands or SUBSCRIBE NOW for home delivery.

Recent stories

Support The Ark’s commitment to high-impact community journalism.

The Ark, twice named the nation's best small community weekly, is dedicated to delivering investigative, accountability journalism with a mission to increase civic engagement and participation by providing the knowledge that can help sculpt the community and change lives. Your support makes this possible.

In addition to subscribing to The Ark for weekly home delivery, please consider making a contribution to support independent local journalism. For more information, contact Publisher & Advertising Director Henriette Corn at or 415-435-1190.​

bottom of page