Carol M. Browner, the White House coordinator for energy and climate change policy, is resigning.
The E.P.A. is under siege by Republicans who are deeply sketical about climate change and strongly opposed to environmental regulation. They believe the EPA is strangling job creation by imposing costly new pollution rules and we can expect the administration to be defending the modest policy gains of the past two years rather than advancing new proposals.
No doubt the nation’s eyes will be on Texas as they continue to be locked in a death match with EPA over greenhouse gas regulation.