A Conversation with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Daniel Blackman

Join the Georgia Initiative for Climate and Society (Fall 2022 Seminar Series) on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 at 4:00pm in the Miller Learning Center, Room 102 at the University of Georgia for a talk given by Dr. Daniel Blackman, the EPA Region 4 Administrator.

President Biden appointed Daniel Blackman to serve in this role on November 29th, 2021, . In this role, Daniel leads EPA efforts to protect public health and the environment for the region spanning Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Daniel has dedicated his career to creating economic opportunities for marginalized communities throughout the South, specifically in building more resilient communities with equitable economic opportunity, greater access to education and a healthy environment for all, not just for a select few. Daniel has spent over a decade advising policymakers at the state capitol and advocating on behalf of Georgia ratepayers and small businesses in energy-related matters before Georgia’s Public Service Commission. He has served as chairman of the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club and board member to the ACLU.

During the Obama Administration, Daniel worked closely within EPA Region 4 on issues including water infrastructure, clean air, and land/emergency management policies that impacted the southeast. He leaned heavily on his civil rights background to amplify the Region’s Environmental Justice (EJ) Policy and convened stakeholders with federal agencies to address a multitude of community concerns strategically and comprehensively.