What’s up at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency? On Tuesday, Scott Nally, the agency director for the past three years, suddenly resigned, leaving little clue about his abrupt departure.
What intrigues is that not that much time has passed since George Elmaraghy left the agency in August. A veteran of the agency and chief of the water division, Elmaraghy explained that he was asked to step down after clashing with the coal industry about water-pollution permits.
The man ultimately in charge of the agency is John Kasich. Yet the governor and his staff hardly have been forthcoming about what led to Elmaraghy leaving, and now Nally following him out the agency door. So, the question hovers: What’s going on at the Ohio EPA?