The Trouble With Leavitt

by Steven F. Hayward

When I heard the Sierra Club was going to oppose Gov. Leavitt’s nomination to head the EPA I thought perhaps he might have some redeeming qualities. Then I saw this David Broder mash note about Leavitt (l) over the weekend, and it is clear that he is bad news. (Among other things, Leavitt helped blunt the momentum to reofrm or abolish the National Governors Association.) Perhaps it is time to make common cause with the Sierra Club on this. Better, I have always thought, to leave the EPA job unfilled through the end of a second Bush term.