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LCV Statement on John Podesta, Gina McCarthy, and Ali Zaidi

Sep 2, 2022

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Biden’s announcement that John Podesta will serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation, Gina McCarthy will step down from her role, and Ali Zaidi will be the new White House National Climate Advisor, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“John brings deep experience, tenacity, and a great sense of humor to this critically important new role. We couldn’t be more excited for him to join the administration at this crucial time and look forward to working with him, Ali, and the entire Biden-Harris administration to implement the historic Inflation Reduction Act and build a more just, equitable clean energy future.

“We are so grateful for Gina’s tireless leadership and wish her all the best. Starting on day one of the Biden-Harris administration, she and Ali have led the historic all-of-government approach that has resulted in so much progress. We are delighted that Ali is succeeding Gina and have high expectations for more progress to come.”

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