Anne Idsal, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was the featured speaker for the Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series on Monday, November 19, 2018. Idsal discussed current priorities of the EPA.
Idsal joined the Agency after having spent her career working for the Texas state government in helping shape environmental and land policy for the state. Her responsibilities include overseeing the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and 66 Tribal Nations.
Idsal served as the first female Chief Clerk of the Texas General Land Office where she oversaw all budget and expenditure matters, and initiated the office’s reorganization efforts to optimize business functions and provide cost-savings for taxpayers. She previously served as the general counsel to Texas General Land Office where she provided substantive and procedural legal counsel to the Commissioner and led an office of attorneys on issues relating to oil and gas, coastal lands, public lands, financial transactions, and general law.
A Texas lawyer with extensive government experience, Idsal served as General Counsel to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, where she provided legal counsel to the Commissioners and oversaw the offices of the Chief Clerk, Public Interest Counsel, and Chief Auditor. She also served as a Special Counsel to the Chairman, providing counsel on policy development and implementation.