11/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Heather Wilson, Secretary Of Energy In McCain's Cabinet?

Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., has been mentioned as a possible pick for Secretary Of Energy in a McCain administration.

Grist mentioned the possibility of a Secretary of Energy spot for Heather Wilson in their predictions during the campaign, saying that her views on nuclear energy are in line with those of McCain. They also said, however, that environmentalists wouldn't let Wilson have the spot without a fight:

But environmentalists and others might fight her appointment. Wilson voted to scrap critical habitat for endangered species, and against a multimillion conservation fund that New Mexico farmers backed. The League of Conservation Voters put her on its "Dirty Dozen" list in 2002, citing her support for uranium industry practices that contaminate groundwater, and for mining company polluters.

From Heather Wilson's bio:

Now the only woman veteran in Congress, Heather has served the citizens of New Mexico's First Congressional District since June 23, 1998.

As a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the oldest standing committee in the House, she works on many issues important to the 1st District including energy, public health, and telecommunications.