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Sutley to Chair Council on Environmental Quality

By Philip Rucker
President-elect Barack Obama has selected Nancy Sutley, a deputy mayor of Los Angeles for energy and environment, to chair the White House Council on Environmental Quality, a Democratic source said.

Sutley, who has a long record on environmental and natural resources policy, will be a key player in shaping the new administration's policies on climate change and the environment. Sutley's appointment is likely to be announced in coming days, when Obama unveils his slate of environmental nominees, and was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

The president-elect is expected to tap Carol Browner, the Clinton administration's Environmental Protection Agency chief, for a new White House position overseeing all environmental, energy, climate and related matters, The Washington Post reported yesterday. Browner, who has been a top transition official for Obama, currently is a principal at The Albright Group, the strategy firm founded by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright.

Sutley was a top aide to Browner in Clinton's EPA. A supporter of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primary, Sutley is a prominent member of the gay and lesbian community. She represents Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) on the board of directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and previously served on the California State Water Resources Control Board and as an energy adviser to former California governor Gray Davis (D).

During the Clinton administration, Sutley was a top aide to Browner at the EPA.

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UPDATE: AP reported today that the current "... cooling trend illustrates how fast the world is warming ..." LOL! "Up" is "down" now, too, I guess ; )

Posted by: JakeD | December 15, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

It's a GOVERNMENT web page, not "spyware" (unless you are counting the NSA ; )

Posted by: JakeD | December 10, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Don't click on Jake-Off D's link folks ... it's spyware.

Posted by: pookiecat | December 10, 2008 5:08 PM | Report abuse

JakeD gets our entertaining idiot revisionist history award today. Hey Jake, put down your twisted, hate-filled version of the Bible for five minutes and do something you haven't since the 8th grade, read a science book ... and invite that moron from Oklahoma, Quasi-Senator Inhoffe, to do the same.

Posted by: pookiecat | December 10, 2008 5:06 PM | Report abuse

The Pres-Elect needs to be paying attention to people with strong organizational skills for the energy/environment/climate change positions. Here's a thought: Transportation should also be included in this environmental team since electric cars, new mileage standards and infrastructure are all on the dance card of an economic stimulus and environmental objectives. I nominate Michael Bloomberg (Mayor, New York) as Secy of Transportation and to take the lead on the developing and implementing the plans for a new infrastructure : roads, bridges, trains, tunnels, mass transit.. the whole shebang. His organizational acumen is pretty strong, and he may be the closest thing to Robert Moses that our generation has. For Energy: I would have gone with T Boone Pickens; EPA: Robert Kennedy Jr.

The economic team requires organizational skills, experience, and passion to ensure that it stays a top priority and becomes a top achievment.

Posted by: MassamachusettsWoman | December 10, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I thought the homosexuals were taking the day off? FYI: over 650 International Scientists are on the record as questioning whether global warming is even man-made (and, therefore, man-solvable):

Posted by: JakeD | December 10, 2008 12:50 PM | Report abuse

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