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IU experts available to comment on Biden administration's energy and environment team

December 16, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- President-elect Joe Biden has begun assembling an energy and environment team, and he is expected to make announcements in the coming days about who will lead it. News outlets are reporting that Gina McCarthy, a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Jennifer M. Granholm, a former governor of Michigan, are among Biden's top picks for key positions in his administration. What do Biden's choices reveal about his climate and environmental initiatives and priorities? Legal and science experts from Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI are available to comment. For more information, contact Mary Keck at marykeck@iu.edu or 812-856-2148.

Sanya Carley

Energy justice, energy insecurity, Green New Deal, renewable energy policies, electricity markets, transportation policies, energy infrastructure, energy-based economic development, public perceptions of energy technologies.

IU Bloomington

Email: scarley@indiana.edu

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O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs professor Sanya Carley's research focuses on policy and other efforts aimed at advancing the innovation of low-carbon and efficient energy technologies in both the electricity and transportation sectors. Her recent projects focus on the U.S. energy transition, including a study of vulnerable populations to the transition and a study of public acceptance of energy infrastructure. (more)

Gabriel Filippelli

Earth sciences and human health, remediation technology, sediment geochemistry, chemical weathering, nutrient cycling, paleoceanography, terrestrial metal cycling.

IUPUI

Email: gfilippe@iupui.edu

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Professor Gabriel Filippelli is a biogeochemist, focusing on the flow and cycling of elements and chemicals in the environment. This includes his work on pollutant distribution and exposure to human populations, and ways to engage communities to reduce their own exposures. He is also an affiliate of the Environmental Resilience Institute, funded through IU's Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative. (more)

David Konisky

Environmental politics and policy, regulation and compliance, public opinion on energy and climate change, state politics and policy.

IU Bloomington

Email: dkonisky@indiana.edu

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Professor David Konisky’s research focuses on U.S. environmental and energy policy, with particular emphasis on regulation, federalism and state politics, public opinion, and environmental justice. (more)

Janet McCabe

Environmental law and policy, Clean Air Act, climate change policy and law, air quality, state environmental programs.

IUPUI

Email: jgmccabe@iu.edu

Expert Bio

Janet McCabe is director of the Environmental Resilience Institute at Indiana University and a professor of practice at the IU McKinney School of Law. From July 2013 to January 2017, she was the acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and from 2009 to 2013 she was principal deputy in that office. (more)

Vicky Meretsky

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Wildlife ecology, endangered-species ecology and management, climate-change impacts on natural resources including wildlife.

IU Bloomington

Email: meretsky@indiana.edu

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Vicky Meretsky is a conservation biologist and professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where she also directs the environmental master's programs. Her research includes endangered-species ecology and management, landscape-scale conservation, and conservation planning for climate-change impacts. (more)

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