Monday, December 15, 2008

Obama's Green Team

Over the weekend Obama announced the people who will be on his cabinet in positions dealing with the environment or has the media has tag them Obama's Green Team (which to me for some reason sounds like a great name for a kids show...what can't you see Obama and a team of super-heroes/Power ranger types fighting pollution monsters? Obama's Green Team GO!)

anyways the people Barrack Obama has chosen to be on his Green Team are

Steven Chu will be the Secretary of Energy

Steven Chu is currently the a Professor at University of California, Berkeley teaching Physics and Molecular and Cellular Biology. Chu is also the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

in 1997 Steven Chu won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research on laser cooling and the trapping of atoms.

Nancy Sutley will be the chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Nancy Sutley is currently Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment of LA and was on the board of directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Sutley worked in Clinton's EPA.

For Carol Browner Obama has created a new position which will over see climate, energy and environmental policies in the post that will be called the climate czar.

Carol Browner was the EPA administrator for Bill Clinton when he was the prez and is noted for being the longest serving administrator in the Environmental Protection Agency serving a full 8 years.

and speaking of the EPA, the new head of the EPA will be Lisa P. Jackson.

Lisa Jackson is currently the chief of staff for Jon S. Corzine the Governor of New Jersey and was the e New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Lisa Jackson grew up in the 9th ward in New Orleans and has quoted saying

"My family escaped with their lives, but everything else -- their homes and possessions, even the family Bible -- was lost," Jackson said. "We were among the lucky ones."

"The shameful failures of government that the world witnessed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina have given me a special appreciation for the importance of public service,"

Lisa Jackson will be the first African-American to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

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