C-PREE Bradford Seminar: How Regulatory Rulemaking Serves the Climate, Clean Air, and Environmental Justice Agenda

Date & Time Oct 30 2023 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Location Wallace Hall
Joseph Goffman, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Audience Open to the Public, Registration Required

On March 8, 2022, and again on January 23, 2023, President Biden nominated Joseph Goffman to serve as Assistant Administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Since January 2021, he has served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Performing Delegated Duties of Assistant Administrator in OAR. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the Environmental and Energy Law Program at Harvard Law School. In 2017 he served as Democratic Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). From 2009 to 2017, Goffman was Associate Assistant Administrator for Climate/Senior Counsel to the Assistant Administrator for OAR. There he played a key role in developing a range of pollution control rules under the Clean Air Act. During an earlier stint at EPW, he authored Title IV of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, pioneering the use of cap and trade in the program that tackled acid rain. His career also includes senior legal, policy and management positions at the Environmental Defense Fund.  Goffman graduated from Yale College and Yale Law School.


The David Bradford Energy and Environmental Policy Seminar Series is coordinated by the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment (C-PREE), and co-sponsored by the High Meadows Environmental Institute (HMEI).This seminar is also co-sponsored by the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, and the Office of Sustainability.

This in-person event is open to the public. Princeton University community members do not need to RSVP. Members of the general public should RSVP to ccrosby@princeton.edu and will be accommodated as space allows.

The seminars are also usually livestreamed at http://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/ and videos of the recordings are posted on C-PREE's YouTube channel within a week or two after the event.