Climate Czar Browner: What Conflict of Interest? by Christopher C. Horner 27 Nov 2009 post a comment Share This: Well, here's yet another thing the unconfirmable Obama "Climate Czarina" Carol Browner got around disclosing thanks to, and one more reason for being stuffed into, a position of influence through the backdoor of a phony job not subject to Senate confirmation, even while lording over Senate-confirmed constitutional officers: She was on the board of one of the leading carbon offset trading companies, APX. That makes for one really big conflict of interest in her role guiding the administration's efforts to regulate carbon dioxide and force emitters to buy CO2 ration-coupons. So, add this to her work for the Albright Group which is "secretive about its clients" (SourceWatch), violating a federal judge's order to preserve documents by wiping computers clean while at EPA (sound at all relevant these days?), and her board membership for the Socialist International's "climate" project. Other than those I can't think of too many reasons Obama wouldn't want her subjected to disclosure requirements and scrutiny.