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LCV Statement on New Additions to Biden Climate Team

Jan 14, 2021

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to President-elect Biden naming Dr. Cecilia Martinez, David Hayes, Maggie Thomas, Sonia Aggarwal, Jahi Wise, and Jeff Marootian to the White House climate and environmental team, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“What an all star team! We are thrilled for this slate of climate experts who center science and environmental justice to lead from the White House and set our country on a path to a just and equitable clean energy future. 

“Dr. Martinez is an incredible force for environmental justice and the fenceline communities and communities of color disproportionately harmed by toxic pollution. We are beyond grateful for her leadership and so excited for her to take on this important new role at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

“David Hayes and Jeff Marootian bring tremendous experience advancing climate, transportation and conservation policies in and out of government. Sonia Aggarwal and Maggie Thomas are on the cutting edge of policy innovation and building the coalitions needed to help advance them. And Jahi Wise adds the experience that will help ensure we can drive investments into climate solutions that are at the scale of the challenge and center equity.” 

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