News | April 14, 2021

Brenda Mallory confirmed as Chair of White House Council on Environmental Quality

Brenda Mallory, SELC’s director of regulatory policy, has been confirmed by the United States Senate to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, or CEQ. As chair of CEQ, she will be a principal environmental policy advisor to President Joseph Biden and charged with coordinating environmental policy across the federal government.

Brenda Mallory on the transition

“President Biden could not have chosen a better or more qualified person to head the White House Council on Environmental Quality and lead the urgent work ahead tackling climate change, advancing environmental justice, and restoring protections that we have long depended on,” says SELC Executive Director Jeff Gleason.

Mallory, who has more than 35 years of experience in environmental law and policy, previously served as General Counsel of the 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.

Brenda has unparalleled expertise and commitment to lead CEQ and we are confident her leadership will help position the country for a better environmental future.

Executive Director Jeff Gleason

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