I just received a suggestion from amorris19 that Dow Chemical’s Andrew Liveris should be picked as Obama’s new Secretary of Energy. He (or she) reasoned that Dow should know firsthand the need to conserve and diversify domestic energy resources; the need to focus on energy efficiency (starting from manufacturing to transportation/distribution to consumer); and the need to accelerate development in alternative energy.
He (or she) got a point in there although there will definitely be a misgiving among the public that he will be biased in favor of energy companies (another Cheney in administration perhaps?)
But whoever will be picked as Obama’s new cabinet members (and federal agency leaders if replaced) will heavily impact the chemical industry. So who do you suggest should be appointed in the following cabinet spots and agencies?
1. Secretary of Energy
2. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner – pharma, food, cosmetics…
3. Environmental Protection Agency Secretary
4. Secretary of Agriculture – Note: biofuels are big in here!
5. Consumer Products Safety Commissioner