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Inhofe Comments on New "Energy Czar"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today commented on the news of the intention of President-elect Barack Obama to create a new position of an "Energy Czar" in his administration and the selection of Carol Browner to fill that role.

"I look forward to learning more about the position of an ‘energy czar' in the new administration," Senator Inhofe said. "Certainly Carol Browner's record as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under former President Clinton is well known. She is a proud liberal who has long advocated  an environmentalist agenda that would drive-up energy costs on families and put thousands of Americans out of jobs. At a time when the economy is already suffering, it will be interesting to see how President Obama will reconcile what seems to be conflicting agendas in the White House."