Trump’s nominee for deputy administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency says he won’t leave Washington without fighting for clean air and clean water.
Matt Pickering is the former chief counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
He previously served as deputy counsel to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.
He is a former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush and a former chief executive of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Pickering says he’ll be able to work with Congress on climate change issues.
In a statement, Picker said he has been “very proud to serve the nation and the environment.””
The EPA is currently a top priority for the Trump Administration, and I will fight for its success through hard work and a firm belief in its effectiveness and importance to the nation.”
In a statement, Picker said he has been “very proud to serve the nation and the environment.”
He will work on the EPA’s core regulatory work, such as climate and air pollution, and will have a broad portfolio in the private sector, including government, corporate and nonprofit entities.
Pickering also said he will be a champion for environmental issues and a supporter of the First Amendment.