WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords, I-Vt., announced today that Michael Goo has been named a Minority Counsel with the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Jeffords is the committee’s Ranking Member. Goo has served as Minority Counsel to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the past four years, providing counsel and advice on all Clean Air Act related matters before the Committee and the House of Representatives. Prior to that, he was an attorney in the Office of General Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency, where he served as counsel on numerous Clean Air Act related matters. Between 1997 and 2001, Michael served as lead agency counsel on the American Trucking Associations case, in which EPA's revised National Ambient Air Quality Standards were upheld before the United States Supreme Court. He also worked as an associate at the law firm of Perkins Coie. Goo is a 1984 graduate of Vassar College and graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1987. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Goo replaces Christopher Miller, who has served on the EPW Committee staff since February 1999 handling air quality, climate change, and various energy-related matters such as motor fuels. Miller, a Hill veteran of more than 18 years, has joined the staff of Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., as Senior Policy Advisor on energy and environment, where he will work on Nevada and Democratic caucus matters. "I'm sorry to see Chris leave our office, but I feel very fortunate to have someone as talented as Michael take his place. These are critical times for our environment, and Capitol Hill is well served by having both Chris and Michael working on these issues," Jeffords said.