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Tue Dec 15, 2020, 06:36 PM

Gina McCarthy will be the first ever National Climate Advisor


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President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Gina McCarthy, who ran the Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama and now leads a major advocacy group, to coordinate the new administrationís domestic climate agenda from a senior perch at the White House.

McCarthy is president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, which has sued the Trump administration more than 100 times, successfully overturning its attempts to delay energy efficiency rules and protections for threatened species.

McCarthy, 66, who spearheaded the Obama administrationís efforts to curb greenhouse gases from power plants and vehicles, will be responsible for implementing Bidenís plan to weave climate policy throughout the federal government. Ali Zaidi, 33, New Yorkís deputy secretary for energy and environment, will be her deputy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/12/15/gina-mccarthy-climate-change-czar-biden/
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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 06:38 PM

1. Cabinet post?

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 06:39 PM

2. No, She's the National Climate Advisor, a newly created post

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 06:42 PM

3. John Kerry?

Whats the difference in his position... cant see the article thru wapo paywall.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 06:48 PM

4. Here's a couple more paragraphs

She will be the domestic counterpart to John F. Kerry, the former secretary of state and senator whom Biden has named special presidential envoy to manage the U.S. role in global climate action.

As White House climate coordinator, McCarthy will oversee a broad interagency effort to leverage the federal governmentís powers to cut greenhouse gas emissions. While traditional players such as EPA and the Interior and Energy departments will regulate climate pollutants directly, departments including Treasury, Transportation and Agriculture will also use policy to try to tackle climate change.
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Response to octoberlib (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 06:51 PM

5. Thanks!

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2020, 06:52 PM

6. Excellent choice. Totally experienced and an ethical, creative thinker. nt

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