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Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Dec 20, 2008 11:20 AM
President-elect Barack Obama named Dr. Jane Lubchenco as administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in his weekly radio address this morning.

"Dr. Jane Lubchenco has accepted my nomination as the Administrator of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is devoted to conserving our marine and coastal resources and monitoring our weather,: Obama said.  "As an internationally known environmental scientist, ecologist and former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Jane has advised the President and Congress on scientific matters, and I am confident she will provide passionate and dedicated leadership at NOAA."