Monday, November 10, 2008

Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo & Carol Browner

Update: President Elect Obama has made a powerful statement in fulfillment of the No FEAR Act by nomiminating Lisa P. Jackson to be his EPA administrator. AAEA looks forward to supporting her nomination when it is considered by the U.S. Senate.

Does President Elect Barack Obama know about the history of these two women at EPA? Does John Podesta? Dr. Coleman-Adebayo admired Ms. Browner until this former EPA administrator chose confrontation instead of cooperation in addressing discrimination against Marsha. A jury awarded Adebayo $600,000 and Congress backed Dr. Coleman-Adebayo with the NO FEAR ACT. The president signed the bill into law on May 15, 2002.

AAEA and other organizations are recommending Dr. Coleman-Adebayo to be the next EPA administrator. We believe it would send the appropriate signal to the full federal workforce that the Obama administration is serious about discrimination issues and protecting whistleblowers. Carol Browner would do well to recommend Dr. Coleman-Adebayo as the next EPA administrator since she is on President Elect Obama's transition team and there is chatter about her being appointed as the energy czar. It would clean the air and clear the record. Justice would be served and these two dynamic women could be friendly colleagues again.

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