Mayor Mitch Landrieu Will Oversee Infrastructure Plan with Pro-Climate Approach

November 16, 2021
Ben Schneider, (202) 572-3279,

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is an excellent choice to coordinate President Biden’s Infrastructure plan, and we congratulate him on his selection. Environmental Defense Fund has had the privilege of working with Mayor Landrieu on community resilience, coastal protection and other climate smart projects, and we have seen firsthand his deep experience with disaster management after Hurricane Katrina at the state and local level, and his resilience planning response as Mayor. We also appreciate his thoughtful approach to race and justice as Mayor of New Orleans, and look forward to his continued commitment to those important issues. President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act presents a significant opportunity to make climate progress through infrastructure, and we’re pleased he has chosen someone with the demonstrated experience and commitment to pro-climate approaches to oversee this work.

  • Elizabeth Gore, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs

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