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E-M:/ LA Times mentions Engler for EPA head

------------------------------------------------------------------------- Enviro-Mich message from John Rebers ------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Engler is one of two specific candidates mentioned as possible EPA head in an article in the LA Times.


from The Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -- At an annual dinner attended by the political elite, President
Bush last year aimed a few zingers at the woman he had named administrator
of the Environmental Protection Agency. Christie Whitman, he noted in a
humorous speech, had given him a Scottish terrier. And in return, Bush said,
"I gave her EPA. Now we both have messes to clean up."
Today, the EPA itself has the potential to become a mess for the president
-- or at least a political challenge. The administration faces significant
political risks as it goes about nominating a successor to Whitman, who
announced her resignation Wednesday.
If the president chooses someone with moderate views on the role of
environmental regulation, he could anger his industry allies and Republican
ideologues, some of whom want to scale back requirements on business. But if
the administration names a sharp critic of environmental regulation, it
could hand Democrats an issue to use against the president in the next

John E. Rebers
Department of Biology
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI  49855

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