Joint Letter Expressing Opposition to Barry Myers Nomination to NOAA

April 26, 2019

In advance of a potential floor vote in the U.S. Senate, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and 10 other environmental groups sent a letter urging Senators to oppose the nomination of Barry Myers, CEO of AccuWeather, to be the next Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Significant concerns over Mr. Myers’ lack of scientific credentials or experience have not been satisfied, and the problems inherent in his conflicts of interest and limited recusal mean we cannot be confident that, if confirmed, he would make use of his public office to advance the important science, conservation and public safety mission as opposed to advancing the interests of his family business.