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“Meet a Progressive Favorite for EPA Chief”

“When progressive advocates released their wish list for Cabinet secretaries under President-elect Joe Biden, the suggestions barely overlapped with top-tier candidates being discussed by political insiders.

One of the exceptions was Heather McTeer Toney, an Obama-era regional EPA administrator for the Southeast who now heads Moms Clean Air Force, which campaigns against air pollution.

Toney, who sources say is on the list of candidates for EPA administrator, was the Sunrise Movement's and Justice Democrats' third pick for the role after Mustafa Santiago Ali, an environmental justice advocate, and Kevin de León, a Los Angeles city councilman.”

Jean Chemnick reports for E&E News November 16, 2020.