"EPA: Possible Water Chief 'A Lawyer's Lawyer' Who's Sued Agency"

"President Trump's reported pick to lead U.S. EPA's Office of Water has represented states and industry in lawsuits against the agency — some of which were filed by then-Oklahoma Attorney General and now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

David Ross, director of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Environmental Protection Unit, challenged EPA's Clean Water Rule as assistant attorney general of Wyoming in 2015. He also represented the American Farm Bureau Federation in its 2012 lawsuit over the EPA's Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan.

Reached by telephone earlier this week, Ross declined to comment on reports that Trump was preparing to nominate him to be EPA water chief."

Ariel Wittenberg reports for Greenwire July 27, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 07/28/2017