Climate Activists Want Biden To Bar Appointees With Fossil Fuel Ties

Source: Inside Climate News


Climate activists have set a high bar for President-elect Joe Biden’s staff picks, asking that he exclude anyone with ties to fossil fuel industries, NPR reports. Biden faced backlash this week after naming Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond to lead the Office of Public Engagement. Disappointed activists called the move “a betrayal,” pointing out Richmond’s financial ties to the fossil fuel industry.

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