US President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday, December 20, presented a team of his future climate appointees, RIA Novosti reports.
According to the President-elect, the team members are “smart, skilled, experienced, breaking barriers.”
Biden has nominated former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm as energy minister. For the first time, the head of the US Department of the Interior, which is responsible for land use issues, will be a representative of an indigenous nationality: Congresswoman Debra Holland. They must still be approved by the Senate, consideration of candidates will begin no earlier than the end of January.
In addition, Michael Regan is to become the head of the EPA, and Branda Mallory is the chair of the quality board for environmental policy. Gina McCarthy will become the National Climate Advisor, and Ali Zaidi will become her deputy.
Earlier on December 9, Biden formally presented the candidate for the post of head of the Pentagon – General Lloyd Austin.
Biden plans to appoint Anthony Blinken as US Secretary of State, Linda Thomas-Greenfield will take the post of UN Ambassador, and Jake Sullivan will become the Security Advisor.
In late November, it became known that the White House public relations team under Joe Biden’s presidency would be composed of women only. In particular, Jen Psaki, who worked during the presidency of Barack Obama as an official representative of the State Department, will become the press secretary of the American leader.