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Obama Announces Energy and Environment Team

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Carol Browner Carol Browner

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama has named an
environment team that signals his determination to tackle global
warming quickly and develop alternative forms of energy.

Obama selected Nobel-prize winning physicist Steven Chu as
energy secretary Monday and Carol Browner, a confidant of former
vice president Al Gore, to lead a White House council on energy and
climate. Browner headed the Environmental Protection Agency in the
Clinton administration.

Chu is director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and
is an leading advocate of reducing greenhouse gases by developing
new energy sources.

Obama also has announced his choice of Lisa Jackson, former head
of New Jersey's environmental agency, as EPA administrator.
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