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Advanced Biofuels Association Strongly Supports Nomination Of Joseph Goffman To Assistant Administrator For Air At EPA

WASHINGTON, DC – The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the leading voice of energy innovators working to decarbonize transportation fuel, issued a joint letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works supporting Joseph Goffman’s nomination to serve as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ABFA – in collaboration with industry stakeholders – highlighted Mr. Goffman’s stakeholder engagement, negotiation, and problem-solving experience as critical assets to ensuring the EPA regulates transparently and effectively, delivering strong and defensible policy to protect public health and the environment. His ability to solve for meaningful and durable implementation of the law makes Mr. Goffman a strong choice to lead the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR), where regulatory certainty is particularly important to industries that operate on long-term investment horizons like the advanced biofuels sector.

Mr. Goffman’s nomination comes at a critical moment. With approximately 25% of the U.S. transportation sector’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming from mid- and heavy-duty vehicles, aircraft, and marine vessels, the creation of commercial, low-carbon fuel opportunities is of vital importance to our nation’s environment and to transportation industries. Under Mr. Goffman’s guidance the Agency can use the authorities and tools available to it to significantly reduce the nation’s carbon emissions.

“The EPA’s leadership has never been more important to strengthen the U.S.’s advanced biofuels sector, thereby increasing the U.S.’s energy independence and reducing our transportation sector’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions footprint,” said Michael McAdams, President of the ABFA. “From my decades of experience in renewable energy, I can confidently say that Mr. Goffman has the dedication and drive to tackle this challenge.”

The full text of the joint letter to Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) and Ranking Member Shelley Capito (R-WV) is available here.