Chair Castor: 'Biden Has Assembled The Most Climate-Forward Cabinet In History'

Dec 18, 2020
Press Release
WASHINGTON - On Friday, Chair Kathy Castor of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis released the following statement, as President-Elect Joe Biden announced key members of his incoming climate team: 
"President-Elect Biden has assembled the most climate-forward cabinet in history," said Chair Castor. "With this Climate Dream Team, I’m more hopeful than ever that we can unleash America’s clean energy future." 
This week, President-elect Biden announced he would nominate:
  • Congresswoman Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior,
  • Former Governor Jennifer Granholm as Secretary of Energy,
  • Michael Regan as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
  • Brenda Mallory as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality,
  • Former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy as the first-ever National Climate Advisor to lead the newly formed White House Office of Domestic Climate Policy,
  • And Ali Zaidi as Deputy National Climate Advisor.


Read more about each nominee here.

"The United States has an incredible opportunity to create good-paying jobs, lower costs for families and businesses, improve public health, and do so in a moral and equitable way," said Chair Castor. "The Biden Administration will get to work on solving the climate crisis from Day One, led by a tested team that truly cares about making America resilient and pushing for environmental justice."
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