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Climate Hawks Urge Biden to Shun Obama-Era Energy Moderates

  • Cancel culture comes for Ernest Moniz, other Obama aides
  • Activists plan to expose ‘climate peacocks’ in Biden camp
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Climate-change activists are pressuring Joe Biden to distance himself from former Obama administration advisers they view as either too moderate or too cozy with the fossil-fuel industry, a sign of disunity on the eve of the Democratic convention.

Groups such as Data for Progress and the Revolving Door Project are building a case against some people advising the Democratic presidential nominee, such as former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and President Barack Obama’s environment aide Heather Zichal. Both have served on the boards of companies linked to fossil fuels since leaving government.