Bush names cabinet posts crucial to oil industry

Pres.-elect George W. Bush has selected Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-Mich.) to be US Secretary of Energy.And, in a move that likely will spark opposition from environmentalists and some members of Congress, Bush named former Colorado Atty. Gen. Gale Norton to be secretary of the US Department of the Interior.In another key nomination of interest to the US petroleum industry, Bush in mid-December nominated New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman to be the next administrator of the US Environ- mental Protection Agency. Bush has pledged to elevate that position to a cabinet-level post.New energy secretaryA one-term senator, Abraham was defeated in a close re-election contest last November. Bush sa...

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