In other news, Biden has chosen former CIA deputy director Avril Haines to serve as the next director of national intelligence. She would be the first women on the job.
Meanwhile, Biden has also chosen former secretary of state John Kerry to serve as the special presidential envoy for climate change. This is a new position that will sit on the National Security Council.
Finally, General Motors has pulled their support for Trump's lawsuit to block California's vehicle emission standards, because obviously.
GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said in a letter to environmental groups it was “immediately withdrawing from the preemption litigation and inviting other automakers to join us.”
The dramatic rejection of Trump came as GM sought to work with President-elect Joe Biden, who has made boosting electric vehicles (EVs) a top priority. The Detroit automaker has laid out an ambitious strategy to boost EV sales and last week said it will increase spending on EVs and autonomous vehicles by 35% from previous disclosed plans.
The announcement reflects corporate America’s move to engage quickly with the incoming Democratic administration.
Barra said she believes “the ambitious electrification goals of the president-elect, California, and General Motors are aligned, to address climate change by drastically reducing automobile emissions.”
Trump or not, we were already on our way to an all-electric future in any case and joining Trump's lawsuit in the first place was a stupid waste of time probably made for political reasons, not economic.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. My first laser treatment was painful and slightly traumatic, but I survived. I get to do it all over again next month.