By Michael Sales. As discussed in our April 26 Deep Dialogue and recent ECA Massachusetts newsletters, President Biden has proposed an ambitious climate plan and assembled an experienced, talented and diverse team to turn his aspirations into reality. Periodically, we will be updating our coverage of the Biden administration’s efforts to implement and explain this effort.
This suite of articles:
- Highlights our April 26 Deep Dialogue – Help the Federal Government Make Climate History!
- Leads with an update on how the implementation of the plan is proceeding. (Spoiler Alert: a lot is happening!)
- Repeats our previous synopsis (by Michael Sales and Roger Luckmann) of Biden’s climate plan.
- Profiles key members of Biden’s climate team:
- John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.
- Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Advisor.
- Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Energy.
- Deb Haaland, Secretary of the Interior.
- Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Transportation.
- Michael Regan, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Ali Zaidi, Deputy White House National Climate Advisor
- Brian Deese, Director of the National Economic Council.
- Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture.
- Brenda Mallory, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality.
- Biden’s Science Advisors
Given Biden’s intention of integrating climate considerations into many if not all elements of his administration, we can expect the list of relevant personnel to keep growing in the months and years ahead. For example, his science and technologies advisors are almost certainly going to be focusing on climate-related topics.
Furthermore, we’ll strive to understand the ways in which national climate legislation and executive orders will impact Massachusetts and New England directly and how that legislation will interact with legislative activity in our state and, perhaps, at local levels as well. We’d welcome anyone with an interest in the relationships between national and local legislative activities to join into this information tracking and analysis effort. We’re looking for politically savvy news hounds in particular! Please get in touch with Michael Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your interest in a project of this nature.