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Biden shortlist for White House key environmental post shows focus on environmental justice

12:12pm GMT

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden is vetting three environmental justice leaders to head up the White House agency that will take the lead in coordinating efforts to safeguard communities disproportionately affected by pollution, according to sources familiar with the process.

Biden shortlist for White House key environmental post shows focus on environmental justice

11:06am GMT

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden is vetting three environmental justice leaders to head up the White House agency that will take the lead in coordinating efforts to safeguard communities disproportionately affected by pollution, according to sources familiar with the process.

Biden set to name senior members of economic team possibly as soon as Monday

30 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Neera Tanden, who was an adviser to former President Barack Obama, as director of the White House budget office, and economist Cecilia Rouse as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers as soon as Monday, according to a person familiar with the process.

Biden set to name senior members of economic team possibly as soon as Monday

30 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name Neera Tanden, who was an adviser to former President Barack Obama, as director of the White House budget office, and economist Cecilia Rouse as chair of the Council of Economic Advisers as soon as Monday, according to a person familiar with the process.

Biden names Kerry as U.S. climate envoy, emphasizing diplomacy's role in the issue

24 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President-elect Joe Biden named former Secretary of State John Kerry as special climate envoy, his transition team said on Monday, a sign that Biden is putting the issue at the center of his foreign policy.

Biden names Kerry as U.S. climate envoy, emphasizing diplomacy's role in the issue

23 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President-elect Joe Biden named former Secretary of State John Kerry as special climate envoy, his transition team said on Monday, a sign that Biden is putting the issue at the center of his foreign policy.

Interior Dept. contender says Biden would target Trump Arctic drilling push on first day

23 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's last-minute push to allow drilling in a pristine part of Alaska's Arctic will be an early target for the next administration, according to Senator Tom Udall, a contender to lead the Interior Department under Joe Biden.

Interior Department contender says Biden would target Trump Arctic drilling push on first day

23 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's last-minute push to allow drilling in a pristine part of Alaska's Arctic will be an early target for the next administration, according to Senator Tom Udall, a contender to lead the Interior Department under Joe Biden.

Ørsted strikes deal with labor union on U.S. offshore wind development

18 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON Danish renewable energy group Ørsted and North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) announced on Wednesday a deal to train an offshore wind construction workforce to build the firm's pipeline of projects down the U.S. East Coast.

Top U.S. Interior Department contender eyes renewable energy expansion on public land

16 Nov 2020

WASHINGTON A top contender to lead the U.S. Interior Department under Democratic President-elect Joe Biden said the federal government should prioritize expanding renewable energy projects on public land, changing course after the Trump administration paved the way for a surge in oil and gas drilling there.

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