Editorial: Opportunity at EPA

Nomination of a scientist to head the US Environmental Protection Agency-a scientist with 24 years of EPA experience-is a good move. And in environmental politics, one good move deserves another.Confirmation of the nominee, Stephen L. Johnson, seems probable. Johnson has been acting EPA administrator since Jan. 26, when Michael Leavitt, the former administrator, was nominated secretary of Health and Human Services. Before that, Johnson had been deputy administrator. He holds a degree in biology from Taylor University in Indiana and an MS in pathology from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Before joining EPA, he was director of operations for Hazelton Laboratories Corp. and B...

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