Juliet Eilperin joined The Washington Post as the House of Representatives reporter, where she covered the impeachment of Bill Clinton, lobbying, legislation, and four national congressional campaigns. Since April of 2004 she has covered the environment for the national desk, reporting on science, policy and politics in areas including climate change, oceans, and air quality.
But Republicans have said a nomination needs to wait until the next president is sworn in.
By declaring three new national monuments in Southern California, President Obama nearly doubled the amount of land he has unilaterally protected while in office.
More than 1.8 million acres of desert in California become three separate national monuments.
Speaking in an interview about the nation’s sharp partisan divisions, President Obama said he could have done “a little better.“