Governor Leavitt will be the new director of the Environmental Protection Agency. I am expecting an official announcement from the Whitehouse in about 34 minutes.
The Governor has been a great advocate of eGovernment, along with his vision for environmental and homeland security issues. I am going to miss that, but EPA will be getting a visionary leader. I'll have to see what that means for Utah's future....
Governor Leavitt's Enlibra Principles
Mike Leavitt statement on regional haze (1998)
Olene Walker will take over as governor and probably appoint someone to assume the Lt. Gov. position
Official Whitehouse Announcement
announced on CNN at 2:50 MDT
Salt Lake Tribune
Casper Star Tribune
New York Times
San Francisco Chronicle
Knight-Ridder Washington Bureau *
The Sierra Club has announced their opposition to Governor Leavitt's appointment
The announcement came on the same day that Senator Liebermann launched an attack on the Bush environmental record.
More on our future Governor
Two days ago, Governor Leavitt spoke about his strategy for the outdoors at the Rural Utah Summit