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Clean air advocate is new leader of NY green group

A national climate change and clean air leader from New York is joining Environmental Advocates as its new executive director.

Peter Iwanowicz is currently an assistant vice president of the American Lung Association where he directs its Healthy Air Campaign, an effort to defend the Clean Air Act and push for new clean air protections.

Before that, he was a leading voice on environmental and energy issues within New York state government.

He served as deputy secretary for the environment under former Gov. David Paterson, and later as acting commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Iwanowicz also launched the DEC’s Office of Climate Change in 2007, leading the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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