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Obama Considers Appointing Energy "Czar"

First Posted: 12- 6-08 03:17 PM   |   Updated: 01- 6-09 05:12 AM

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Wall Street Journal:

President-elect Barack Obama and his aides are close to naming a slate of appointees to run the departments of Interior and Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency amid debate on whether to establish a White House-level post to coordinate policies on climate change and dependence on Middle East oil.

The wrangle over the creation of a high-level energy council or climate "czar" could determine which appointees will run the three agencies, which have the biggest impact on energy and climate policy.

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