Senate Committee Approves Two “Talented and Experienced Leaders in Public Service” for EPA Positions

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp

April 26, 2023
Sharyn Stein, 202-905-5718,

“I am pleased that the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has advanced the nominations of two talented and experienced leaders in public service to fill vital positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPW Committee has now approved Joe Goffman to lead the Office of Air and Radiation and David Uhlmann to lead the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance. The full Senate should follow swiftly and confirm these highly qualified, dedicated, and outstanding candidates.

“Joe Goffman has dedicated his career to public service in protecting human health and the environment. As Assistant Administrator of EPA's Office of Air and Radiation Joe will undoubtedly continue to 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.

“David Uhlmann has deep experience as a prosecutor at the Justice Department under two different administrations, where he earned a reputation for handling environmental violators firmly and fairly. David’s significant institutional knowledge of the EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice on environmental enforcement means he will serve Americans well as EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance.

“Both these positions are critical for protecting the millions of Americans who are harmed by pollution and ensuring that polluters are held accountable. We need strong leaders like Joe Goffman and David Uhlmann at EPA.”

            - Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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