FedTracker: Obama picks leaders for Energy and EPA
The next administration's environmental team is falling into place.
The Washington Post reports that
Steven Chu will head the Energy Department, Lisa Jackson will take the
helm at EPA and Carol Browner, former EPA administrator under President
Bill Clinton, will fill a new post overseeing energy, environmental and
Separately, the DorobekInsider blog reports
that Housing and Urban Development Chief Information Officer Lisa
Schlosser will join EPA as head of the Office of Information Collection.
Obama's picks come highly qualified for their posts. Chu runs the
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and won the Nobel Prize in 1997
for physics research. Jackson previously headed the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection and more recently served as
chief of staff to New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine. Browner was EPA
administrator throughout Clinton's two terms of office.
Obama has not yet named a leader for the Interior department, another key environmental post.
Posted by Michael Hardy on Dec 11, 2008 at 12:12 PM