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With Obama’s environment-oriented Cabinet posts now filled, some in the green community are floating the names of individuals they’d like to see in lower-level positions in the administration.

The “Green Plum Book” [PDF], put out by the Arabella Legacy Fund on behalf of “several of the nation’s most significant conservation leaders,” lists the names and profiles of individuals that enviros would like to see appointed within the U.S. EPA and the departments of Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, and Defense.

Many are names you might not know, but some are familiar — like former Clinton-era Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, who’s suggested to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Other notable names include former New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bradley Campbell, proposed as assistant secretary for water and science at the Department of the Interior, and Alex Matthiessen, president of Riverkeeper, suggested as assistant administrator for water at the EPA.

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This wish list — one of many such lists circulating — has been submitted to Obama’s transition team.

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