OAR Gears Up As It Faces Massive Challenge To Spend IRA’s Climate Funds

September 14, 2022
EPA’s air office faces a historic opportunity, and challenge, in quickly and effectively spending over $40 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to address climate change, requiring a staff reorganization, leadership expansion and urgent consultation with states, local governments, tribes and community groups that will receive the money. Joe Goffman, EPA’s top air official, outlined the scope of the spending to the agency’s Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC) at a meeting Sept. 14. Goffman’s Office of Air and...

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