A sign of the environment to come?
Transition: Obama to name environmental leader
By LIZ SIDOTI
Associated Press Writer
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
[WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama has selected a deputy mayor of Los Angeles to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, transition officials said Wednesday.
Nancy Sutley is the first prominent member of the gay and lesbian community to earn a senior role in the Democrat’s new administration.
With many of his top White House and Cabinet posts filled, Obama now is focusing on fleshing out his natural resources and environment team, and could formally introduce his choices for interior secretary, energy secretary and environmental protection agency chief within weeks if not days….]
In addition to her work as Deputy Mayor, Sutley is currently on the SoCal Metro Waterboard. Her bio there says:
“Sutley served as energy advisor to Gov. Gray Davis, managing state and federal regulatory, legislative, financial and press matters. From 1999-2003, she was deputy secretary for policy and intergovernmental relations within the California Environmental Protection Agency, where she advised on water and air pollution policy, lobbied federal agencies and Congress, and established budget and legislative priorities.”
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