Obama Taps LA Deputy Mayor for Environmental Role

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles deputy mayor for energy and the environment was selected by President-elect Barack Obama on Monday to serve as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Nancy Sutley previously worked as a regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency in Sacramento.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Obama will be "lucky to have Nancy on his team."

"Nancy has been at the center of my environmental agenda in Los Angeles. With Nancy on my team, we have made tremendous progress -- from quadrupling our renewable energy portfolio to exceeding the targets set out by the Kyoto Protocol four years ahead of schedule," Villaraigosa said.

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