Feb 15, 2011

EPA Promotes Nancy Stoner to Acting Assistant Administrator for Water

Stoner has worked in environmental policy and law since 1987

Nancy Stoner, who has been serving as the deputy assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since February 2010, began her new position this week as the acting assistant administrator for water.

Stoner’s extensive career in environmental policy and law began in 1987 as a trial attorney in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Following her time at the Justice Department, she served as director of the Office of Policy Analysis in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance at EPA, where she contributed to the development of EPA’s environmental auditing and self-disclosure policies.

Most recently Stoner served as the co-director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Water Program. As director, she was responsible for supporting the development of sound environmental policies and practices to protect water resources under the Clean Water Act. During this time, Stoner spearheaded NRDC’s work to clean up the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. These efforts included facilitating the use of green infrastructure and low-impact development measures that reduce storm water flows and sewer overflows into the Anacostia.

Stoner is a 1986 graduate of Yale Law School and a 1982 graduate of the University of Virginia.