“I’m appointing Steve Santarsiero as Chief Deputy Attorney General to lead our efforts to take on and prosecute cases against anyone or any company that breaks the law and harms our environment,” Shapiro said in a statement announcing the appointment.
“I’m honored to be appointed by Attorney General Shapiro to lead our renewed efforts to protect the environment and prosecute polluters who threaten or harm our natural resources,” Santarsiero said in the release.
Santarsiero worked as an environmental lawyer before serving four terms in the State House before running for Congress last year. He lost to now-Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick in the general election.
Shapiro has made environmental issues a major part of the Attorney General’s Office in his first few months in office.