Biden Announces Top Legal Officials for EPA, Energy Department

April 28, 2021, 8:16 PM

President Joe Biden has selected Jeff Prieto, a veteran of the Obama administration, as general counsel for the EPA.

If confirmed as the Environmental Protection Agency’s top legal official, Prieto will guide the administration’s legal strategy for unwinding Trump-era policies and crafting regulations on climate change, chemicals, and environmental justice.

The White House announced its intent to nominate Prieto on Wednesday, along with Jane Nishida as assistant administrator for International and Tribal Affairs at the EPA and Sam Walsh as general counsel for the Department of Energy.

Prieto was general counsel for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2015 to ...

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