Lummis Defends Wyoming Against Environmental Activist Nominee

March 1, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) questioned Joe Goffman on his history of anti-American energy stances. 

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“Joe Goffman has a history of demonizing fossil fuels, implementing job killing regulations and expanding government overreach,” said Senator Lummis. “He is a radical environmental activist who would push a Green New Deal inspired agenda at the EPA. He has a past of making outlandish claims, like blaming Wyoming for poor air quality in Denver. Joe Goffman is bad for Wyoming and is simply the wrong man for the job.” 

Goffman is nominated to head the Office of Air and Radiation in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is currently the principal deputy assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation at the EPA. Since day one, the Biden administration has sought to undermine American energy independence and has hobbled the energy industry in Wyoming. He was renominated for the 118th Congress after failing to be confirmed in the 117th Congress.  

Click here to watch Senator Lummis question Goffman in his nomination hearing.