Carol Browner Stepping Down as Climate Policy Coordinator

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 6:40 am

Carol Browner will leave the White House and her post as coordinator for energy and climate policy, a fitting end to the first two years of the Obama Administration and their failure to meet goals in this area. Ms. Browner, a former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, was charged with directing the administration’s effort [...]

Interior IG Reveals Editing of Report to Insinuate Independent Support for Deepwater Drilling Ban

By: Wednesday November 10, 2010 1:07 pm

The inspector general for the Interior Department alleges that the White House edited a report to make it look like independent scientists and engineers supported the Administration’s moratorium on deepwater oil drilling. In the wee hours of the morning of May 27, a staff member to White House energy adviser Carol Browner sent two edited [...]

Obama: “Oil Rigs Today Generally Don’t Cause Spills”

By: Thursday April 29, 2010 1:42 pm

What a difference 18 days makes. Here was Barack Obama, on April 2, before the BP oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, claiming that oil rigs are safe to justify his position on offshore drilling: I don’t agree with the notion that we shouldn’t do anything. It turns out, by the way, that [...]

Will The EPA Regulate Carbon Dioxide Using The Clean Water Act?

By: Monday April 5, 2010 12:28 pm

John Harwood excitedly types up Administration pleadings that they can get a half-dozen Republican votes for a climate change bill: Within the 59-member Senate Democratic caucus, the conservative Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Ben Nelson of Nebraska appear out of reach. But as Mr. Graham prods his party to respond to younger voters’ environmental concerns, [...]

Administration Backtracks On Drilling; Strategy Baffling

By: Wednesday March 31, 2010 10:40 am

On an oddly defensive conference call, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and White House environmental policy advisor Carol Browner tried to downplay the decision on offshore drilling as not the most important aspect of what was announced today, not as intrusive into coastal areas as suggested, and not even wholly the President’s decision, a remarkable pulling [...]

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