Gov. John Kasich recently announced that he will appoint Craig Butler interim director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency following the sudden resignation of Scott Nally. Butler is currently senior policy advisor for the administration on environmental, energy, public utility and agricultural issues.
Nally is pursuing other opportunities.
“I am grateful for Scott’s service to the state and wish him well in his next endeavor,” Kasich said. “For the past three years, Scott worked hard to keep Ohioans and our environment safe, but he also helped begin to make the agency more business-friendly. Today, Ohio has some of the strongest environmental regulations in the nation, but they are also grounded in common sense. I value his counsel and will continue to rely on it. I have no doubt that Craig will work to continue to improve the agency and ensure both a safe and healthy environment for Ohioans, as well as a predictable and consistent business climate for Ohio’s job-creators.”