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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 climate policies.

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


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