"Meet Biden’s Energy and Climate Cabinet Contenders"

"WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s environment and energy team — facing a narrowly divided Congress and a hostile Republican leadership — will need creativity and perseverance if Mr. Biden is to follow through on his ambitious promises to address climate change.

In November, Mr. Biden announced that former Secretary of State John Kerry, who made climate change a signature diplomatic issue during the Obama administration, will become an international “climate envoy.” Mr. Biden also intends to name a high level domestic policy adviser on climate change this month.

But the agency heads, whose names will be announced in the coming days, will be the ones tasked to find a path around Congress with regulations that can cut planet-warming emissions and survive judicial review."

Coral Davenport and Lisa Friedman report for the New York Times Dec. 3, 2020.


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"Transition: Biden Narrows List For Top Climate Adviser" (E&E News)

"Advocacy: Environmental Justice Concerns Raised Over Leading EPA Pick" (E&E News)

"Who is Ali Zaidi? He might be Biden's climate adviser" (E&E News)

Source: NYTimes, 12/04/2020