ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
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Nominated by President Joe Biden
The Assistant Attorney General leading Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) is responsible for bringing cases against those who violate the nation’s environmental laws as well as defending the federal government in complex civil litigation arising under a broad range of environmental statutes. With offices across the United States, the division considers itself “the nation's environmental lawyer, and the largest environmental law firm in the country.”
Under the Trump administration, political appointees within the ENRD were found to have coordinated with major oil polluters facing climate change-related lawsuits.
In FY 2019, the ENRD operated with a budget of $110.5 million and a staff of 537, including 376 attorneys.
December XX, 2020 Appointment Announced
December XX, 2020 Referred to Environmental and Public Works committee
January XX, 2020 Confirmed