LCV and Michigan LCV Statements on President-elect Biden Naming Jennifer Granholm Energy Secretary

Contact: Emily Samsel, emily_samsel@lcv.org, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. and Detroit, MI — The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and Michigan LCV issued the following statements in response to the news that President-elect Biden is expected to name Governor Jennifer Granholm the next Energy Secretary:

“Governor Jennifer Granholm led Michigan out of the last recession by investing in clean energy and transportation to create economic growth and high quality jobs,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. “She knows these issues inside and out, and her experience will be invaluable as the Biden administration works to deliver a 100% clean energy economy. Equitable deployment of clean energy and its workforce development must be major priorities throughout the Biden Energy Department, and as Energy Secretary Granholm will make sure that their bold commitments become a reality.”

“As Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm led with smart policies to reduce dangerous pollution in our air and move us toward clean, renewable energy, like spearheading Michigan’s first renewable energy and energy efficiency standards, investing in battery storage, and promoting environmental justice,” said Lisa Wozniak, Executive Director, Michigan LCV. “She has the expertise and track record to accomplish President-elect Biden’s vision to put Americans to work transitioning our economy toward clean, renewable energy.”

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