Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said in a policy statement June 2 that the agency intends to issue a climate change adaptation plan by June 2012. The policy statement requires each agency division and regional offices to develop programs to implement the requirements of the EPA’s adaptation plan.
President Obama nominated Rebecca Wodder to be assistant secretary for fish and wildlife at the Interior Department June 8. Ms. Wodder is the president and CEO of American Rivers and a former aide to Senator Gaylord Nelson on environmental and energy issues.
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee unanimously approved the nomination of William Ostendorff to a new term on the five-member Nuclear Regulatory Commission June 9. His nomination must now be approved by the full Senate.