B.A., Harvard University; M.P.P., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., Georgetown University; LL.M., George Washington University
Ms. Downing is an environmental protection specialist and attorney in the EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds. She works on a variety of issues, including jurisdictional scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA), water quality certification under CWA Section 401, wetlands mitigation banking, and water quality trading. Before coming to the EPA in 1998, Ms. Downing focused on water quality and regulatory programs for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment and in private law practice.