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U.S. Climate and Energy Czar Stepping Down

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The Obama Administration has announced the impending departure of Carol Browner, director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, a.k.a. the climate and energy czar.

It could be a sign that the administration "wants to make amends with an alienated business community by reconsidering environmental regulation," The Los Angeles Times suggested.

"Ms. Browner is known as a savvy navigator of the bureaucracy and a strong voice for environmental protection in a White House that was focused more on health care and the economy," The New York Times said. "Her departure leaves the administration’s other major environmental and energy policy makers without a strong advocate at the White House."