New! March 2010EPA and NRDC’s cozy ties are getting cozier. Is this really appropriate?
EPA Water Office Has New Deputy Administrator
Nancy Stoner joined the Environmental Protection Agency on Feb. 1 as the No. 2 official in the Office of Water, the agency said Feb. 3. For Stoner, deputy assistant administrator for water, it is her second stint with the agency. From 1997 to 1999, she was director of policy analysis in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. From 1999 until joining EPA for the second time, Stoner had been an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, most recently serving as co-director of NRDC's Water Program. In this capacity, she worked to protect rivers, lakes, and coastal waters from contaminated stormwater, sewer overflows, factory farms, and other sources of water pollution, and led NRDC's efforts to clean up and restore the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., according to EPA. Before joining EPA in 1997, Stoner worked as a trial attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a 1986 graduate of Yale Law School and a 1982 graduate of the University of Virginia.
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NRDC's Cozy Ties with DC Politicians and the EPA
A March 2009 article in the New York Times talks about the large number of former staffers from the Natural Resources Defense Council now holding positions responsible for driving Washington's environmental policy on the Hill and in the the Obama Administration's Environmental Protection Agency.
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