March 18, 2009

Whitehouse Congratulates Rhode Islander Cynthia Giles on EPA Nomination

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, commented today on President Obama’s nomination of Cynthia Giles to be the Environmental Protection Agency’s Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. Giles currently serves as Vice President and Director of Conservation Law Foundation’s Rhode Island Advocacy Center.

“I have known and worked with Cynthia for years, and have seen firsthand her leadership in my state of Rhode Island on many critical environmental issues, including clean energy and climate change, water pollution and management, and state environmental agency performance. She knows how to get things done for our environment and public health, and she will be a great asset to the Obama Administration, and the American people, to ensure that our nation’s environmental protection laws are followed.”


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