Leavitt to Head EPA


The Whitehouse will announce soon that Governor Mike Leavitt has been picked to replace Christie Todd Whitman as the head of the EPA. Leavitt's moderate brand of environmentalism, known as Enlibra has made both sides of the issue nervous in Utah. I suspect it will do the same nationally. His approach is a practical, middle ground kind of environmentalism the eschews the extremism of both sides of the environmental battles that erupt with some frequency. Now he gets a chance to push this process at the national level. This is a lightening rod job that won't be a walk in the park. Still, I'm happy for him. I've said before that I believe that Mike Leavitt is one of the most capable public sector executives in the country. I'm anxious to see him take on a new set of challenges.

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