Selection of new CEC leader expected soon


Officials from Mexico, Canada and the United States expect the Commission for Environmental Cooperation to announce the selection of a new executive director in December, ending months of uncertainty over the organization’s leadership. The CEC, an environmental watchdog created as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, has been without a permanent head since its former executive director, Victor Lichtinger of Mexico, resigned in February. Lichtinger was forced out amid an administrative tussle over the confidentiality and transparency of the organization’s handling of information, particularly in the citizen complaint process. Shortly before his resignation, he had fired U.S. official Greg Block, one of two directors of the CEC, for allegedly leaking information to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about a citizen complaint against Canada... [Log in to read more]

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