President-elect Joe Biden has announced his climate nominees and appointees. The team includes Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-NM) as Secretary of the Interior; former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy; Michael Regan as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator; Brenda Mallory as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Gina McCarthy as National Climate Advisor; and Ali Zaidi as Deputy National Climate Advisor.
Following the announcement, the BlueGreen Alliance released a statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh:
“President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris recognize that climate change is a crisis that we must face and take action on immediately. The team President-elect Biden has chosen will take this crisis and turn it into an opportunity to create the good-paying, union jobs that will be the foundation for a clean, fair, thriving economy.
“I want to congratulate all the members of this climate team. We look forward to working with them. I also want to thank Natural Resources Defense Council President and CEO Gina McCarthy for her hard work at that organization and her exceptional leadership within the BlueGreen Alliance.”