Joint Letter Expressing Opposition to Barry Myers Nomination

March 19, 2018

NRDC joined several environmental groups to oppose the nomination of Barry Myers, President Trump’s pick to become the next Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In the letter sent to the U.S. Senate, the groups said that Mr. Myers, who is the chief executive officer of AccuWeather, not only lacks the scientific credentials or experience, but has failed to address extensive conflicts of interest that could adversely affect his ability to carry out the agency’s mission. The letter summarized our concerns and urged the Senate to reject his nomination.