Brian Moran, Governor Terry McAuliffe’s secretary of public safety will add another job to his duties, reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch. He will become Virginia’s first climate-change coordinator.
During a meeting on Friday at the College of William and Mary, the McAuliffe appointed state-climate commission voted in favor of recommending Moran for the job.
In an interview Moran said, “State government is very much engaged in this issue,” adding,”We are addressing this is a very broad and comprehensive fashion. We are reaching out to anyone including industry, who is willing to play a role in addressing this challenge.”
In the next few days Moran will be officially appointed, said a spokesperson for Governor McAuliffe.
Cale Jaffe, director of the Virginia office of the Southern Environmental Law Center and a member of the climate commission called Moran, “a fabulous choice,” citing his sound record on environmental and climate issues.
The climate commission on Friday was a part of a daylong meeting of government leaders and others concerned about costal flooding which is being caused by sea levels that are rising as a result of global warming.