Obama Announces Key Energy, Environment Appointments

President-elect Barack Obama announced key appointees to lead his administration's energy and environment team on Dec. 15, pledging a recommitment to sound science in solving critical issues at the intersection of economic, energy, and global warming policy.

The Wilderness Society's president, Bill Meadows, praised the selection of Steven Chu, Carol Browner, Lisa Jackson, and Nancy Sutley to lead America toward a greener future, noting that "for years our energy and environmental policy has produced pollution that lasts; now is the time to produce solutions that last.”

"These appointments signal a much-needed recommitment to caring for our land, water, and air and addressing the urgent threat that global warming poses to these resources and the human communities that depend on them," Meadows said.  

Read his full statement here.