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Biden names cabinet officials tasked to fight climate change - Metro US

Biden names cabinet officials tasked to fight climate change

FILE PHOTO: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks during a news conference, accompanied by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in Washington

(Reuters) – U.S. president-elect Joe Biden named the team he wants to spearhead his response to climate change on Thursday, picking former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Gina McCarthy to lead a new office focused on global warming.

Biden also said he would nominate Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico to run the interior department, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to run the energy department and North Carolina environment official Michael Regan to run the EPA, among others, his transition team said in a statement.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt, Eric Beech and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Chris Reese)

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