Energy Adviser Browner Leaving White House

Another casualty of the White House makeover: The Obama administration has announced that energy adviser Carol Browner will be leaving her post in the coming weeks. Browner, whose official title is assistant to the president for energy and climate change, was the face of the Obama administration’s response to last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill, often appearing calm and reassuring on television. Browner, who was an EPA administrator for eight years under President Clinton, is still undecided about her future plans. But she leaves without realizing her chief goal: to pass a comprehensive energy bill.