EPA Enforcer Unruffled By Political Crossfire

EPA Inspector General's reports stir up political storms.

"...even as EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt was on the campaign trail for President Bush, touting the nation's air as 'the cleanest most Americans have ever breathed,' [a report by the EPA Inspector General (IG)] found that smog levels in major metropolitan areas had remained the same or gotten worse, making the air unhealthful. [The report landed the EPA IG] squarely in the crossfire of presidential politics...

A certified public accountant with almost 30 years in federal government auditing [Nikki] Tinsley hardly seems flustered by the uproar. She pointed out that she has audited both Democratic and Republican administrations, and that neither has liked criticism."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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