Obama praises departing climate adviser Heather Zichal

Obama praises departing climate adviser Heather Zichal

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Friday praised top energy and climate-change adviser Heather Zichal as the White House announced her departure.

Former Obama aides oppose Arctic drilling

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Two former Obama administration aides say it is unsafe to drill for oil in the Arctic and call on the While House to reverse course on its policy for the area.
Browner to leave Obama administration

Browner to leave Obama administration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- President Obama's top energy adviser, Carol Browner, will leave the White House during the coming weeks, administration officials said.

Obama picks receive high marks overall

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Chu, Browner to head Obama's energy team

CHICAGO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu and former environmental watchdog Carol Browner were named by U.S. President-elect Barack Obama Monday to head his energy team.

Chu, Browner said picked for energy posts

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Steven Chu will serve as U.S. energy secretary and Carol Browner as "energy czar" in the Obama administration, Democratic officials said Wednesday.

Rain contains dangerous levels of mercury

WASHINGTON, May 29 (UPI) -- A new report released Thursday found mercury levels in the rain in 12 states along the Atlantic and the Gulf coasts are more than is recommended for lakes and s

EPA rebuts 'Clear Skies' criticism

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Environmental Protection Agency officials Wednesday rebutted criticism by a former administrator who said existing regulations would cut mercury emissions from coal power plants much faster than the agency's proposed Clear Skies program would.

Former EPA head opposes 'Clear Skies'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A former head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the Bush administration's Clear Skies initiative to cut power plant emissions could leave children vulnerable to mercury exposure.

Former EPA head opposes 'Clear Skies'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former EPA administrator Carol Browner said Tuesday she opposes the Bush administration's Clear Skies proposal, warning it would weaken the Clean Air Act.

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Washington Agenda-General

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Carol Browner
the President for Energy and Climate Change Carol Browner speaks during a news conference where Smith Electric Vehicles U.S. presented keys to the world's largest battery-electric powered commercial delivery and work trucks to several Fortune 500 Companies on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 28, 2009. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Carol Martha Browner (born December 16, 1955) is an American lawyer, environmentalist, and businesswoman, who served as director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2011. Browner previously served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 2001.

Browner grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Florida College of Law. After working for the Florida House of Representatives, she was employed by Citizen Action in Washington, D.C. She became a legislative assistant for Senators Lawton Chiles and Al Gore. Browner then headed the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation from 1991 to 1993, where she turned it into one of the most active departments in the state government.

She was the longest-serving administrator in the history of the EPA, staying through both terms of the Clinton presidency. During her tenure, she reorganized the agency's enforcement structure and oversaw two new programs designed to create flexible partnerships with industry as an alternative to traditional regulation. She started a successful program to deal with contaminated lands in urban areas. She took the lead within the administration in defending existing environmental laws and budgets, and was the driving force behind a stringent tightening of air quality standards that led to a prolonged political and legal battle.

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