Environment & Energy Report

Environmental Justice Crusader Eyed for White House Council (1)

Nov. 29, 2020, 8:22 PM

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is considering recommending environmental justice champion Mustafa Santiago Ali to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, as the incoming administration seeks to prioritize the damage pollution takes on poor and minority communities.

The deliberations, part of an effort to refocus the obscure White House agency into a hub for promoting environmental justice, was described by two people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named discussing personnel recommendations.

Neither Ali nor representatives of the Biden-Harris transition immediately responded to requests for comment.

The CEQ serves as a kind of mission...

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