Wis. AAG David Ross tapped for top EPA position

MADISON, Wis. - President Trump announced Saturday his intent to nominate Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General David Ross to serve as Assistant Administrator of the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Ross currently serves as the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Environmental Protection Unit Director.

On the subject, Attorney General Brad Schimel said, "Wisconsin will lose a great environmental specialist when Dave departs, but I'm thrilled the entire nation will benefit from Dave's breadth and depth of knowledge and experience." 

Schimel went on to say, "We appreciate Dave's service to our State and wish him the best in his new adventure at the EPA."

Ross joined the Wisconsin Department of Justice in 2016.

Before that, he served as a senior assistant attorney general in the Wyoming Attorney General's Office.

In that role, Ross represented the Water Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.

He also represented Wyoming on the Assumable Waters Subcommittee of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology.

"David Ross's expertise in promoting environmental stewardship and enacting responsible enforcement will be a welcome addition to EPA," said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. "Having served as Wisconsin's Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Environmental Protection Unit, David is especially qualified to head EPA's Office of Water and to carry out the Trump Administration's mission of returning power back to the states and advancing regulatory certainty."

Ross is an Appleton native and attended UW - Madison.

He earned his law degree, magna cum laude, and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law, summa cum laude, from Vermont Law School.


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