E&E News reported that President Joe Biden’s window of opportunity to fill the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) political leadership is shortening. The publication turned to environment and energy counsel Doug Benevento for insight as three agency nominees await confirmation.
Benevento said, “If you look at the actual legislative days they have left, it’s not a lot. The question is, where do you slide in the nominations?” Regarding the Biden EPA, he added, “At the 10,000-foot level, you want your people confirmed, but now 18 months into the administration, they probably have found a rhythm and are getting done what they want to get done.”
Further, Benevento commented on Barry Breen, the principal deputy assistant administrator. “Barry is very good, and from what I can see, he is doing a great job. He had that experience with us.” He continued, “The program is in good shape with Barry leading it.”