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Biden Announces White House Climate Team

President-elect Joe Biden recently announced his White House climate team. With climate change a top focus of the incoming administration, the team will play an influential role on policy. 

The team is led by Gina McCarthy, the Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, who will serve as National Climate Advisor. 

Ali Zaidi was named deputy national climate advisory. 

Zaidi currently serves New York in a top energy and environment post. 

Also, on the climate team is Deb Haaland as the Biden Interior Secretary, and Jennifer Granholm, nominated as Biden’s Energy Secretary. 

Biden EPA Administration pick Michael Regan joins the team and Brenda Mallory, chair of the Council on Environmental Quality. 

In a weekend speech, Biden stated, “We see farmers making American agriculture first in the world to achieve net-zero emissions and gaining new sources of income in the process.” 

Incoming Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is not part of the climate team, but is seen as a key player for the administration’s climate goals.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)

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