"Senate Confirms Head Of EPA’s Air Office, Key To Biden Climate Rules"

"Joseph Goffman, whose nomination was held up by senators opposed to U.S. climate policies, has overseen work on new standards for power plants and vehicles".

"The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Joseph Goffman to lead the Environmental Protection Agency’s air office, which is racing to finalize some of President Biden’s most consequential climate rules before the end of his first term.

Biden first tapped Goffman for the role in March 2022. But all Republicans and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III (W.Va.) have held up his nomination for nearly two years in protest of the administration’s climate policies.

Goffman, a veteran of the EPA under President Barack Obama, has been leading the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation on an acting basis since January 2021. He has overseen the development of strict limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and vehicles, two of the country’s biggest contributors to climate change."

Maxine Joselow reports for the Washington Post January 31, 2024.


Source: Washington Post, 02/01/2024