Senate Confirms Goffman To Lead EPA Air Office After Years Of Deadlock

January 31, 2024
The Senate after years of delay has narrowly confirmed Joe Goffman to lead EPA’s air office, bringing to a close a long-pending nomination in a closely divided chamber just as the agency is ramping up efforts to tighten standards for particulate matter and clamp down on emissions from vehicles, power plants and a range of other sources. The Senate’s largely party-line vote 50-49 grants Goffman formal status as EPA air chief, a role he has been exercising on a de...

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