Brenda Mallory Is an Outstanding Choice to Lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality

Statement of EDF President Fred Krupp – December 16, 2020

December 16, 2020
Keith Gaby, 202-572-3336,

“According to press reports, President-elect Biden has chosen Brenda Mallory to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality. She is an outstanding choice.

“Brenda Mallory will bring extensive experience, leadership, and a profound commitment to protecting public health and the environment for all Americans. She has three decades of experience fighting for public health and the environment in both the public and private sectors. She served as General Counsel for the Council on Environmental Quality during the Obama administration, and has also worked in senior leadership positions at EPA on a broad range of issues protecting a safe, healthy environment for the American people.

“I have worked with Brenda and know that her expertise and common sense approach will make her an effective leader for environmental progress. She is deeply committed to following science and the law to protect the American people.

“The reported selection of Brenda is another clear signal that President-elect Joe Biden is serious about making real progress on climate change, creating clean energy jobs, improving public health and addressing environmental justice. She will ensure that science, law, and a commitment to healthier communities will be at the center of America’s environmental policies.”

- Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund

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