WASHINGTON, DC (September 4, 2007) – Michael Goo, most recently the Majority Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, begins a new position this week as Climate Legislative Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). A graduate of Vassar College and the Washington University School of Law, Michael has extensive environmental law experience in both the private and public sectors.
“We look forward to adding Michael’s experience and expertise from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, EPA and private practice to our organization and our drive to enact strong climate legislation,” said Frances Beinecke, president of NRDC. “Michael will boost NRDC’s efforts to build on the growing momentum at the local, state and regional levels by working with Congress to enact a system to cap greenhouse gas emissions.”
From 2005 until 2006, Michael was the Minority Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From 2001 until 2005, Michael was the Minority Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce. As counsel to the Committee, Michael was responsible for all matters arising under the Clean Air Act. In 1999 and 2000, he was the Team Leader and Acting Assistant General Counsel in the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There he led EPA staff counsel in a successful defense of revised air quality standards for Particulate Matter and Ozone in the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.