Lummis Works to Defend Wyoming Energy Producers Against Activist Nominee

November 29, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) voted against the nomination of Joe Goffman to head up the Office of Air and Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

“Joe Goffman was integral to the Obama Administration’s implementation of the Clean Air Act, when EPA overstepped the authority given to it by Congress in order to demonize fossil fuels,” said Senator Lummis. “Mr. Goffman makes outlandish claims, like blaming Wyoming for the poor air quality in Denver, and will continue to use his position to further an extreme climate agenda. He is bad for Wyoming and the future of energy in the United States.”

Joe Goffman 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.

Goffman’s nomination failed to be voted out of committee with a vote of 10 to 10.

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