After an action-packed tenure that included litigating the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Ignacia Moreno, the head of the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division, announced today she is stepping down June 7.
On her watch, the 490-lawyer division won a record-setting $29 billion in court orders and settlements. The division also scored nearly $3.4 billion in civil penalties and other relief, including more than $1.4 billion for the Superfund.
“Over the last four years, Ignacia Moreno has been a powerful champion for the mission of the Environment and Natural Resources Division,” Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. said in a statement. “Under her leadership, the division has achieved extraordinary results on behalf of the American people.”