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LCV Statement on President-elect Biden Naming Brenda Mallory to lead White House Council on Environmental Quality

Dec 16, 2020

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that President-elect Biden is expected to name Brenda Mallory to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Brenda Mallory brings decades of experience working on climate and natural resource issues to the helm of CEQ and will play a vital role in driving environmental policy across the federal government and delivering on the incoming Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to centering environmental justice. Mallory is extremely knowledgeable on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and will lead the Council’s efforts to strengthen and improve this law in ways that ensure people have a meaningful voice in projects that stand to harm their community. Mallory has seen how policies can be used to exclude people, so we’re very excited for her leadership and commitment to ensure everyone — especially communities of color and low income communities overburdened by pollution —  can benefit from how we address climate change.”

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