I’ve been reading Diane Carman in the Denver Post for as long as I can remember. I was surprised and disappointed to read this on a local blog called Big Media today:

Denver Post columnist Diane Carman has resigned to take a job on the Presidential Climate Action Project at UC-D.

Here’s the webpage for the Presidential Climate Action Project.

To help the President launch effective Federal leadership on these issues, the University of Colorado and several partner organizations are engaging the nation’s science, policy, business and civic leaders to produce a Presidential Climate Action Plan (PCAP).The plan will contain a broad menu of policy and program recommendations for the President, rather than advocating a particular policy. It will be announced early in 2008. During 2007-2008, the project will operate a web site that offers resource documents and background information on climate policy to assist the Presidential candidates in forming their climate-action commitments.

The Project has four components:

The Presidential Climate Action Plan will consist of four parts: 1) goals and milestones for reducing U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; 2) actions the President can take under his/her executive authority during the first 100 days in office; 3) actions for the Administration’s first 1,000 days in office; and 4) initiatives the President can include in his/her first budget and legislative package to Congress.

Good luck to Diane in her new position and career. I’ll miss reading her.