Obama to Announce Energy, Environment Team Monday
By Anne E. Kornblut
President-elect Barack Obama will announce his energy and environment team late Monday afternoon at a news conference in Chicago -- continuing a steady roll-out of his Cabinet, which is now nearly complete.
Obama is expected to name Carol Browner, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, as the head of a new policy council to coordinate climate, environment and energy issues. He is also planning to make official other choices: Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate in physics, as his energy secretary; Lisa Jackson, the chief of staff for New Jersey's governor, as head of the EPA; and Nancy Sutley, deputy mayor of Los Angeles, as head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Obama is expected to take questions at the news conference, and is all but certain to face continued queries about the contacts between his aides and disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is accused of trying to effectively sell Obama's open Senate seat. The Illinois legislature is convening this week to debate potentially impeaching Blagojevich, who may resign as early as Monday.
Posted at 4:39 PM ET on Dec 14, 2008
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