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Here Are Some Contenders To Become Biden’s Top Environmental Officials

“Unwinding President Trump's rollbacks of anti-pollution rules is going to take a lot of work. And much of it is going to fall on whomever Joe Biden chooses as his main deputies on environmental issues.

Just a week after victory and without a formal concession of defeat from Trump, the president-elect is forging ahead with building a Cabinet that will have to contend with multiple crises at once — including climate change.

Biden must balance many considerations. He has promised to assemble a diverse Cabinet — one that both racially reflects the country itself and that satisfies the progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic Party.

And crucially, many of the Democrat's high-level choices must be approved by a sharply divided Senate.”

Dino Grandoni reports with Alexandra Ellerbeck for the Washington Post November 16, 2020.


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“Obama Alumni Considered Top Picks For Biden Energy Secretary” (The Hill)

“Grijalva backs Haaland for Interior Secretary” (The Hill)

“Progressives Urge Biden Away From Including Obama Energy Secretary In Administration” (The Hill)