Obama To Nominate Climate Hawk John Bryson As Commerce Secretary

President Barack Obama is nominating John Bryson, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council and former CEO of Southern California Edison, to replace Gary Locke as Commerce Secretary — overseeing tech export, fisheries, and NOAA’s climate science work. Watch Bryson discuss how to tackle the climate crisis at the 2009 International Energy Conference:


Araceli Ruano, Senior Vice President and California Director, Center for American Progress, responds to the news: “Here in California, the esteem with which John Bryson is held extends far beyond his leadership at Edison. His service on boards related to everything from foreign affairs to underprivileged youth has not only made him one of the brightest stars in civil sociey but will serve him well as Secretary of Commerce.”

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