Obama’s new staff adviser, senior progressive strategist John Podesta, is a key
player in an initiative seeking more government regulation of the oceans and
the ceding of
oceans to United Nations-based international law. U.S.
That background could inform Podesta’s agenda in the White House, where he is to serve for one year as a “counselor” to the president. The New York Times reported he will focus on executive orders and so-called climate change issues along with Obamacare.
Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, is founder of the highly influential Center for American Progress.