President Obama’s former climate czar Carol Browner hopes Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson sticks around for Obama’s second term.
Browner, whose 1993-2001 tenure running EPA was the longest ever, declined to speculate when asked whether Jackson would stay, and instead made the case that she should.
“I certainly hope so. I think she has done an amazing job,” Browner said at a forum on the Clean Air Act hosted by National Journal. “I think she is an incredibly effective leader, a great spokesman for the issues under EPA’s jurisdiction.”
Browner wouldn’t bite when asked for recommendations on a new EPA head if Jackson joins other some top officials, such as the Treasury and State Department chiefs, in heading for the exits.
“I think she should stay, that’s my recommendation,” Browner said.
Read more at The Hill. By Ben German.