Colorado River Expert Biden’s Pick for Interior Water Post (1)

Jan. 20, 2021, 8:33 PMUpdated: Jan. 21, 2021, 3:11 PM

Tanya Trujillo, an expert on water law and the Colorado River Basin, is President Joe Biden’s choice to serve in the Interior Department’s top water and science position.

If confirmed by the Senate, Trujillo, currently the Lower Basin project director for the Colorado River Sustainability Campaign, will serve as principal deputy assistant secretary for water and science, overseeing the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Trujillo is among the 21 key members of Interior Department leadership named Wednesday, including Jennifer Van der Heide as chief of staff. Van der Heide served as chief of staff for first-term U.S. ...

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