Obama’s Green Team

Obama’s Green Team

The four leaders of Barack Obama’s second-term “Green Team” are nearly all in place: John Kerry has been confirmed as Secretary of State, Sally Jewell has been confirmed as Secretary of the Interior, Ernest Moniz has been confirmed as Secretary of Energy, and only the confirmation of Gina McCarthy remains in play. The members of Green Team 2 are clearly intelligent, experienced and enthusiastic about taking action. What type of actions they will take, however, and what the implications of those actions will be remain to be seen. In this Issue Brief, we will examine the histories of each member of the team, with particular attention to their positions on three core issues: climate change, green energy, and natural gas/ hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”).

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