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Biden Taps Brenda Mallory for Environmental Quality Council (2)

Dec. 17, 2020, 12:11 AM

President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Brenda Mallory to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, a role that would have her coordinating government-wide efforts to combat climate change and promote sustainable development.

If confirmed, Mallory would be the first African American to hold the position since its creation more than half a century ago. Mallory’s nomination was confirmed by two people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named before a formal announcement.

Mallory, 63, is a lawyer who has spent decades pursuing environmental and public health protections in government and the private sector. Mallory previously served as the ...