President-elect Biden Names SELC’s Director of Regulatory Policy to Top White House Environmental Post

WASHINGTON, DC — Brenda Mallory, Director of Regulatory Policy for the Southern Environmental Law Center, has been chosen to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where she will be a principal environmental policy advisor to President-elect Biden and charged with coordinating environmental policy across the federal government.

Mallory, who has more than 35 years of experience in environmental law and policy, previously served as General Counsel of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and held multiple leadership positions during her 14-year career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. After serving as Executive Director for the Conservation Litigation Project, she joined SELC to lead its regulatory policy work at the federal and state levels.

In response to President-elect Biden’s announcement, SELC Executive Director Jeff Gleason released the following statement:

“There is no one better suited to lead the critical work ahead to tackle climate change, advance environmental justice, and restore protections that we have long depended on. Brenda has the experience, courage, and commitment to address the urgent environmental challenges we face. She is an exceptional lawyer and leader, and I have no doubt her taking on this role positions us for a better environmental future. SELC’s loss is the country’s gain.”

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For more than 30 years, the Southern Environmental Law Center has used the power of the law to champion the environment of the Southeast. With over 80 attorneys and nine offices across the region, SELC is widely recognized as the Southeast’s foremost environmental organization and regional leader. SELC works on a full range of environmental issues to protect our natural resources and the health and well-being of all the people in our region. www.SouthernEnvironment.org

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