Position In Biden Administration:

Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality

Appointment Details:

  • Nomination Announced: December 16, 2020
  • Assumed Office: January 20, 2021

Past Work:

  • Director of Regulatory Policy at the Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Former General Counsel at CEQ

In Her Own Words:

About Mallory:

Mallory was general council for the Council on Environmental Quality under President Obama, and is Biden’s nominee to oversee it. She has also been general council for the Environmental Protection Agency and is the Director of Policy at the Southern Environmental Law Center.

She helped lead the Climate 21 project which made several recommendations for climate policy in the new administration. Among these was that CEQ “best suited to elevate environmental justice to the White House and to lead the agenda on climate change resilience”. Mallory has also made clear that a major part of her role will be in rolling back the past 4 years of environmental policy.

Fun Facts:

  • Is a major fan of Agenda 21.

Learn more about the Biden administration’s energy policies here.