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Nancy Sutley is the Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). In her role as Chair, she serves as the principal environmental policy adviser to the President.
Prior to her appointment, Sutley was the Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment for the city of Los Angeles, California. She represented Los Angeles on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and served on the California State Water Resources Control Board from 2003- 2005. Sutley also worked for California Governor Gray Davis as Energy Advisor, managing state and federal regulations, legislative affairs, finances and press relations.
She served as Deputy Secretary for policy and intergovernmental relations in the California EPA from 1999-2003. She advised on water and air pollution policy, and established budget and legislative priorities. During the administration of President William J. Clinton, Sutley worked for the EPA as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Regional Administrator in San Francisco and special assistant to the Administrator in Washington, D.C.
Sutley received her Bachelors degree from Cornell University and her Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Nancy Sutley's Posts
- September 21, 2012 at 11:54 AM EST
President Obama designates Chimney Rock in southwest Colorado as our nation’s newest national monument.
- November 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM EST
- October 4, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST
The Clean Air Act represents our fundamental commitment to the health and wellbeing of America's communities and children. In light of recent attacks on core public health protections of the Clean Air Act, it's time for leaders in Congress to stand-up for the health of our families and communities.
- September 27, 2011 at 3:22 PM EST
Nancy Sutley, la Presidente del Consejo de la Casa Blanca sobre la Calidad Ambiental, escribe sobre el trabajo de este gobierno para mejorar el medioambiente y lograr un país más saludable, y como impacta a la comunidad hispana.
- September 27, 2011 at 11:17 AM EST
Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, shares her personal connection to environmental dangers and echoes President Obama's commitment to the environment and the progress that continues to be made around the country.
- September 9, 2011 at 4:15 AM EST
As seen in Rochester, there is demand for clean energy and energy efficiency products, services, and jobs. As an Administration, we're making sure we do everything we can to grow those markets and jobs right here in America. Congress should act immediately when they receive this legislation next week.
- July 15, 2011 at 4:57 PM EST
As countries around the world race to seize the economic opportunities of clean energy, we have the chance to harness the incredible ingenuity and entrepreneurship of Americans. UTC Power is just one example of how the global appetite for clean energy is presenting opportunities for our businesses, for good jobs that pay good wages, and for greater economic security for American families.
- June 20, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST
This week, Chair Sutley traveled to the Brooklyn Navy Yard to visit IceStone, a small manufacturer that creates countertops and surfaces from 100 percent recycled glass, diverting hundreds of tons of glass from landfills each year.
- June 8, 2011 at 6:04 PM EST
On Monday, Chair Sutley traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to hear from the communities that depend on our oceans and coasts about the actions they would like to see put in place to implement the President's National Ocean Policy.
- May 12, 2011 at 5:00 PM EST
CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley travels to Mobile, Alabama to participate in the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force public meeting and discuss the Administration's work to protect and restore the Gulf Coast.