Trump Nemesis Mary Nichols on Short List to Run Biden EPA (2)

Oct. 21, 2020, 3:27 PM

If Joe Biden wins the presidency, his EPA chief could be a clean air champion from California who has fought President Donald Trump on automobile pollution or an environmental justice activist from Mississippi.

Biden’s campaign has heard recommendations for both California air regulator Mary Nichols and Mississippi’s Heather McTeer Toney to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, among others, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named revealing personnel discussions.

Mary Nichols
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Environmental advocates call the post crucial to advancing Biden’s aggressive plans for fighting climate change, while simultaneously bolstering scientific integrity at the agency and...

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