EPA Enforcer Unruffled By Political Crossfire

EPA Inspector General's reports stir up political storms.
January 7, 2005, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"...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."

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Published on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 in The Washington Post
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