More Names on Obama’s Short List for EPA Chief
Art’s post today highlights the concern in the scientific community that President-elect Barack Obama could appoint an EPA head who would politicize science as much as Stephen Johnson has. Science bloggers, Art says, are raising red flags about environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is on Obama’s short list for the position.
Just wanted to mention other names on short list. They are: Kathleen McGinty, former secretary of Pennsylvania’s Dept. of Environmental Protection; Mary Nichols of California’s Air Resources Board; Ian Bowles of the Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection; Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius; and Lisa Jackson, environmental commissioner of New Jersey.
The League of Conservation Voters urges Obama to keep climate change in mind when picking a new chief to run the Environmental Protection Agency because greenhouse gas pollution is a pressing environmental concern.