Nancy Stoner

Water Office Welcomes Acting Assistant Administrator Stoner

Nancy Stoner has worked for EPA, the Justice Department and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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

Stoner’s 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. She also 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 the director, she was responsible for supporting the development of sound environmental policies and practices to protect water resources under the Clean Water Act. Among her many responsibilities, 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 stormwater 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.