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Exclusive: Lime adds environmental policy vet Carol Browner

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The prominent environmental policy veteran Carol Browner is joining Lime as an adviser as the dockless bike and scooter company ramps up its focus on sustainability and climate change.

Why it matters: Browner is a well-connected figure in green circles after heading the EPA under President Clinton and serving as the White House "climate czar" under President Obama. She arrives as the industry is making the case for its environmental bona fides and seeking to improve its initially rocky relationships with cities and other layers of government.

E-scooter giants Bird and Lime have big decisions to make

Bird and Lime scooters lying around.

The Information recently reported that Uber was in acquisition talks with e-scooter companies Bird and Lime for "what could be a multibillion-dollar deal."

Big picture: The e-scooter companies are running low on cash, which means they either need to raise new money, get acquired or merge with one another. All options remain on the table, with the likely exception of Uber buying Bird, according to multiple sources.

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