Obama to Meet With Former Vice President Gore on Tuesday – Joe Biden to Attend
WASHINGTON (RushPRNews)12/09/08-Energy and climate change will be the main topics of conversation when U.S. President-elect Barack Obama meets Tuesday with former Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore in Chicago.
The former vice president won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on environmental issues, and political observers say Tuesday’s discussion could be critical as Mr. Obama prepares to announce more appointments to his Cabinet.
The president-elect is expected to nominate the heads of the Energy and Interior Departments in the coming days, as well as a new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. All three share responsibility for environmental and energy issues.
Advisors to Mr. Obama say the former vice president is not under consideration for any of the posts, but during the presidential campaign Mr. Obama said he would rely on Gore for his expertise.
In addition to winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Gore created and starred in an award-winning climate change documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. He also served two terms as vice president under President Bill Clinton, then ran unsuccessfully for the presidency against George Bush in 2000.
Vice President-elect Joe Biden also is scheduled to attend Tuesday’s meeting.