A ‘climate czar’ in the Obama White House?
"For the first time, candidates and voters are really connecting the dots between energy, the environment and the economy."
- Cathy Duvall, Sierra Club political director
Washington, D.C., USA - Environmental groups see Barack Obama’s presidential victory as a chance to undo the Bush legacy on global warming, and one idea they are discussing is the possibility of a White House "climate czar."
Activists say such a post could oversee various government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department, to focus on tackling global warming and fostering clean energy to jump-start the flagging economy.