Biden Taps Environmental Expert to Head EPA's Air Office as It Tackles Climate Rules
Public Policy & Regulation Group Leader Rich Gold was cited by The Washington Post in an article about Joseph Goffman, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation. Mr. Goffman has been leading the office on an acting basis since January 2021, overseeing the development of climate change regulations such as stricter tailpipe emission standards for new vehicles. In addition, after joining the office in 2009, he played a key role in developing the Clean Power Plan, which sought to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector by 32 percent by 2030. Mr. Gold commented that Mr. Goffman's understanding of the legal framework for power plant rules and other environmental regulations makes him a smart choice for this new role.
"[He is] an experienced hand in Washington environmental policymaking [who has a track record of] working with industry and the environmental community on greenhouse gas regulations for the electric utility industry as well as the auto sector," Mr. Gold said.