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LCV Statement on President-elect Biden Naming Gina McCarthy, Ali Zaidi to Top White House Climate Roles

Dec 16, 2020

Contact: Emily Samsel,, 828-713-9647

Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that President-elect Biden is expected to name former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy and New York’s deputy secretary for energy and environment Ali Zaidi to top White House climate roles, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Gina McCarthy and Ali Zaidi are true climate stars and an exceptional team to lead the charge at the White House on climate solutions, clean energy jobs, and environmental justice starting on day one of the Biden-Harris administration. McCarthy’s tireless leadership as EPA administrator under President Obama and her decades of public service at the state and federal level are unparalleled. And from the Office of Management and Budget during the Obama administration, to New York state, to the Biden campaign, Zaidi’s smarts, state and federal policy expertise, and passion for combatting the climate crisis are a huge asset.”

LCV also weighed in earlier today on the news that President-elect Biden is expected to name Governor Jennifer Granholm the next Energy Secretary and Mayor Pete Buttigieg the next Transportation Secretary.

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