Biden campaign announces climate council of six, including Tom Steyer

Per Fox News presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign on Friday announced the formation of a Climate Engagement Advisory Council, which is designed to inform the campaign how to mobilize climate-focused voters to back Biden in November.

The six-member council, which includes former presidential hopeful Tom Steyer, will work with the campaign to “develop and execute plans to engage key communities most affected by climate change and environmental injustices, including young Americans, communities of color, union households, and more,” according to a press release.

“The Climate Engagement Advisory Council will strengthen our efforts to engage climate voters to elect Joe Biden, so he can deliver on his plan to start a clean energy revolution and create millions of good-paying, union jobs,” Campaign Manager Jen O’Malley Dillon said in statement.

Axios reports the embers of the newly unveiled council are:

Tom Steyer, the billionaire activist and donor

Dr. Cecilia Martinez, executive director of the Center for Earth, Energy & Democracy

Lonnie R. Stephenson, head of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Deb Haaland, a Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico

Carol Browner, a top climate official in the Obama years and current board chair of the League of Conservation Voters

Harold Mitchell, Jr., a former South Carolina state representative and founder of the ReGenesis Community Development Corporation