Obama Environmental Czar Resigns
By Vic Sage | May 1, 2010 | USNews.com
(Washington, D.C.) -- White House environmental "czar" Carol Browner announced her resignation today, citing a desire to "spend more time with her family." But multiple sources within the Obama administration say Browner had grown frustrated with the lack of progress on implementing tough new carbon emission rules. With the economy still struggling, the White House has been seen as focusing its political energies on reigniting growth rather than pushing through a cap-and-trade carbon plan that some Obama economic advisers and conservative Democrats view as a risk to the embryonic economic expansion.