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Acting EPA Administrator Horinko Lauds Today’s Nomination of Gov. Mike Leavitt as New Administrator

Release Date: 08/11/2003
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Contact: Lisa Harrison, 202-564-9828/

(08/11/03) President George W. Bush today announced his intent to nominate Governor Mike Leavitt of Utah as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Acting Administrator Marianne Horinko, who has been serving in the position since July 12, today had the following comment:

“I look forward to welcoming Governor Leavitt to the Agency as EPA Administrator. This is a great Agency with an important mission – to protect human health and the environment. Governor Leavitt will enjoy working with the dedicated and passionate people here, as I do. We will do everything we can to help facilitate a smooth and speedy transition, and will work with Governor Leavitt to achieve the important environmental goals put forth by this Administration.”