WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to nominate Brenda Mallory, director of regulatory policy at the Southern Environmental Law Center, to chair the Council on Environmental Quality underscores the Administration’s deep commitment to pursuing environmental justice, authentically engaging frontline communities, and finding solutions to address the climate and biodiversity crises.
“The Council on Environmental Quality has a crucial role to play in helping President-elect Biden confront the climate crisis, the biodiversity crisis, and generations-old environmental injustices. It is hard to imagine anyone more qualified or up to these monumental tasks than Brenda Mallory,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “In nominating her to serve as the council’s chair, the president-elect is sending a strong message that he intends to not only surround himself with the very best advisers, but also that he plans to take real action in the days and months ahead. The Senate should swiftly take up Mallory’s nomination and confirm her as soon as possible."
Mallory, serves on the Women in Conservation Leadership Advisory Committee and helped plan the 2020 Women in Conservation Leadership Summit.
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