At EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, Goffman will Focus on Protecting Health of American Families

Statement from EDF President Fred Krupp on Nomination of Joe Goffman to be Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation

March 9, 2022
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“Joe Goffman’s nomination is great news for everyone who wants cleaner air and a safer climate. Joe gets the urgency of the climate crisis and has the deep experience that will be needed in this job. As assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, Joe will focus on protecting the health of American families and communities, anchor his decisions in law and science, and carry out the President’s vision for a stronger and cleaner economy.

"Joe has dedicated his career to the protection of human health and the environment at EPA, as a professional staff member serving the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, here at Environmental Defense Fund, and as the Executive Director of the Harvard Environmental and Energy Law Program. His extensive expertise will mean greater protections for the millions of Americans all across our nation who are harmed by climate and air pollution."

  • Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

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