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League of Conservation Voters Welcomes Carol Browner to the Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Geller, (202) 785-8683 or kate_geller@lcv.org

June 23, 2011  

WASHINGTON – The League of Conservation Voters today announced the addition of former EPA Administrator Carol Browner to its Board of Directors.  Leading the EPA from 1993 to 2001, Ms. Browner was the longest serving administrator in the agency’s history. From 2009 until earlier this year, Ms. Browner served in the White House as Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change.

“The League of Conservation Voters proudly welcomes Carol Browner to our Board of Directors,” said LCV President Gene Karpinski. “We are honored to have Ms. Browner’s three decades of experience in building economic and environmental stability and look forward to her leadership as we work to combat unprecedented assaults on our environmental and public health protections by Congress. With her role at the nexus of business and public policy, she is living proof that business and government can work together for transformative clean energy reform, and as a Board Member, Ms. Browner will be a powerful asset.”

“The League of Conservation Voters carries out important work to hold lawmakers accountable for supporting policies that slow clean energy innovation and growth, endanger the environment and threaten public health and to elect leaders who will champion clean energy and sound environmental policies. I am thrilled to join the LCV Board of Directors and look forward to working with Gene and everyone at LCV,” said Browner.

In 2011, Ms. Browner joined the Center for American Progress as a Distinguished Senior Fellow.  She was previously selected by President Barack Obama to head the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change. For two years she served as the Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change.  

During the Clinton Administration, Ms. Browner served as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  In that position, Ms. Browner developed partnerships with business, community, non-governmental, and state and local government leaders.  She set tough air and water pollution standards while championing commonsense, cost-effective mechanisms for meeting environmental requirements. Ms. Browner previously served on the LCV Board of Directors from May 2007-December 2008.

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