White House to Steer Environmental Policy With Senior Leaders

Feb. 9, 2021, 4:40 PM

The White House Council on Environmental Quality named a group of senior employees on Tuesday who will lead the small office’s outsize role in setting policy on climate change, environmental justice, sustainability, and other issues at the core of President Joe Biden’s agenda.

Jayni Hein, a former law professor at the New York University School of Law and natural resources director at the Institute for Policy Integrity, has become the council’s senior director for the National Environmental Policy Act, known as NEPA. Part of her role will be to steer a path through the sweeping changes the Trump administration made ...

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