EPA Chief Whitman Resigns

Criticized by both environmentalists and industry groups, Christine Todd Whitman resigned after two years as the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
May 22, 2003, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Christine Todd Whitman, who led the Environmental Protection Agency through two tumultuous years as the Bush administration sought to redefine environmental safeguards in ways more helpful to energy production and economic growth, announced today she will resign next month and return home to New Jersey.Whitman's decision caps months of speculation that the former governor, a moderate Republican, was on her way out after a series of bruising fights within the administration over key issues that left her drained and eager to depart Washington. While trying to steer a middle course, Whitman frequently became a lightning rod of criticism from both environmentalists and industry groups."

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 in The Washington Post
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