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Environmentalists, Obama Veterans on Biden Transition Teams (1)

Nov. 10, 2020, 8:31 PMUpdated: Nov. 10, 2020, 9:54 PM

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday released his transition team for the EPA and other agencies, including several well-known environmentalists and holdovers from the Obama administration.

The “landing team” for the Environmental Protection Agency, unveiled alongside key officials for other agencies, will help the Biden administration work with career officials to lay the groundwork for its transition in January.

The team will be led by Patrice Simms, vice president for healthy communities at Earthjustice. Also on the 12-member team are Cynthia Giles, who led the EPA’s enforcement team under President Barack Obama; Joseph Goffman, who worked on the Obama-era Clean Power ...

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