SEIA Applauds White House Selection to Head CEQ

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reacting to news that Mike Boots has been selected to become acting chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement:

“No one in America knows environmental issues better than Mike Boots. He is an outstanding choice to serve as acting chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Mike is a natural fit for this position, and it won’t take long for him to reward the President’s trust. As an industry responsible for the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in America – and fresh off a record-shattering year in 2013 –  SEIA and its member companies look forward to working with Mike on a wide range of issue important to our environment.”


About SEIA:

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at

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Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, (202) 556-2885 
Samantha Page, SEIA Press Officer and Communications Manager, (202) 556-2886


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