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  • Carol Browner to Quit Obama Administration

    01/24/2011 7:08:39 PM PST · by kristinn · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, January 24, 2011 | Anne E. Kornblut and Steven Mufson
    Updated 9:48 p.m. Carol Browner, an key adviser to President Obama on energy and environmental issues, plans to leave the White House, an administration official said Monday night. Her departure comes as something of a surprise. Browner had been deeply involved in negotiations over climate legislation, which passed the House but died in the Senate. And she had been a key part of the team helping to deal with and stop the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year. The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for eight years under President Bill Clinton, she had been...
  • Carol Browner Goes, Draconian Policies Stay

    01/26/2011 6:32:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 26, 2011 | Staff
    White House: With cap-and-trade seemingly dead and EPA's regulatory authority under attack, the administration's climate czar is abandoning ship. Too bad she's not taking the administration's energy policies with her. Carol Browner, former EPA director now serving as a senior Obama adviser for energy and climate change, a formerly nonexistent position created to avoid Senate confirmation to a real position, has decided to hang it up. Or she's been thrown under the bus, depending on your point of view. As a "czar," she was a prime mover for climate change and the administration's war on carbon. But when cap-and-trade legislation...
  • Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding “Climategate” scandal

    11/24/2009 8:38:30 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 53 replies · 2,838+ views
    canadafreepress.com ^ | November 24, 2009 | Dr. Tim Ball and Judi McLeod
    Lift up a rock and another snake comes slithering out from the ongoing University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) scandal, now riding as “Climategate”. Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRU’s unfolding Climategate scandal. In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms “a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people”. “The files contain so much material that...
  • Obama Czar Has Socialist Ties

    01/13/2009 12:13:30 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 15 replies · 1,290+ views
    Fox News ^ | Jan 12 2009 | Brit Hume
    Incoming Global Warming Czar Carol Browner was — until last week — listed as one of 14 leaders of a socialist group that advocates what's called "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change. The Washington Times reports Browner's name and biography were listed on the Web page for Socialist International . Mr. Obama's transition team says Browner's membership in the organization is not a problem and that it brings experience in policymaking to her new role. But House Minority Leader John Boehner’s spokeswoman Antonia Ferrier asks, “Does she agree with the group's positions...
  • Obama Climate Czarina Was Member of Socialist Group's Environmental Commission

    01/15/2009 12:40:19 PM PST · by lewisglad · 10 replies · 771+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/15/09
    WASHINGTON -- Carol Browner, President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be his climate czarina, served until last summer as a member of a socialist organization whose mission is to enact progressive government policies, including toward environmental concerns like climate change. Browner's name and biography have been scrubbed from the Web site of Socialist International, the umbrella group for 170 "social democratic, socialist and labor parties" in 55 countries. But a photo of Browner speaking in Greece to the group's Congress on June 30 remained in the site's archives. Browner, formerly the longest serving administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, having served...
  • Radical In Disguise

    01/12/2009 6:22:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 645+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 12, 2009
    Politics: Is anyone surprised that the would-be czarina of federal climate and energy policy has ties to a socialist group? The environmental movement's goal is to afflict the economy, not comfort the ecology.Carol Browner, who'll run the new White House office of climate and energy policies, isn't new to Washington. The public will recognize her name from the years she served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator under Bill Clinton. The public, however, knows little or nothing about her work with Socialist International, a group that describes itself as a worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist and labor parties that envisions...
  • Merry Christmas, Carol

    12/19/2008 11:57:35 AM PST · by twistedwrench · 6 replies · 521+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12/17/08 | The Prowler
    Despite denials from her soon-to-be former employers, the Albright Group, former Clinton EPA head and soon-to-be climate change czar Carol Browner served as a de facto lobbyist for Dubai Ports World, owned by the United Arab Emirate of Dubai, which arranged to buy a company operating six major U.S. ports, including New York and New Jersey. Browner told the Obama transition team that she never served as a lobbyist in her time in Washington, and her employer, the Albright Group, owned by former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, also said that the firm does not lobby. But in 2006, when...
  • The Space Shuttle Tragedy's Green Connection

    08/06/2003 9:44:00 AM PDT · by Maria S · 11 replies · 703+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | August 6, 2003 | Jon Berlau
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, said in July that it had found the "smoking gun" that caused the space shuttle Columbia to break apart as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1: a piece of foam that had peeled off the external fuel tank and struck the shuttle's wing 1 minute and 22 seconds after liftoff. But many experts looking at the tragedy that killed seven astronauts say there is a deeper cause. They say that the metaphorical smoking gun should be painted green. Because of demands that the agency help to front for...
  • 'Put nothing in writing,' Browner told auto execs on secret White House CAFE talks

    07/08/2009 5:14:39 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 33 replies · 1,352+ views
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 07/08/09 | Mark Tapscott
    Carol Browner, former Clinton administration EPA head and current Obama White House climate czar, instructed auto industry execs "to put nothing in writing, ever" regarding secret negotiations she orchestrated regarding a deal to increase federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-WI, is demanding a congressional investigation of Browner's conduct in the CAFE talks, saying in a letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, D-CA, that Browner "intended to leave little or no documentation of the deliberations that lead to stringent new CAFE standards." Federal law requires officials to preserve documents concerning significant policy decisions, so instructing participants in...
  • Gore says no to 'Climate Czar' role

    11/13/2008 4:46:00 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies · 671+ views
    Gore says no to 'Climate Czar' role Tom LoBianco (Contact) and S.A. Miller (Contact) President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is flirting with creating a White House "Climate Czar," but climate change crusader Al Gore says he doesn't want the job. The Obama team declined to comment on such a post, even as environmentalists and power industry executives say it's being widely discussed inside the transition offices as a way to spur a clean energy industry, which Mr. Obama has promised will ween the U.S. from foreign oil and create millions of "green jobs." Obama transition chief John Podesta promoted a...
  • A White House climate czar in the offing? (Three guesses who it might be!)

    11/06/2008 7:13:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies · 2,034+ views
    US environmental groups see Barack Obama’s presidential victory as a chance to undo the Bush legacy on global warming, and one idea they are discussing is the possibility of a White House climate czar. Members of the environmental community in and around Washington say such a post could oversee various government agencies, including the Environmental protection agency and the interior department, to focus on tackling global warming and fostering clean energy to jump-start the flagging economy. For the first time, candidates and voters are really connecting the dots between energy, the environment and the economy, said Cathy Duvall, Sierra Club’s...