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  •  I think that'd be a fair statement (20+ / 0-)

    I've worked at EPA for a long time... she has definitely been reined in by the White House at times.

    She's a strong advocate and a far cry from the leadership we had for the previous eight years.  

    What was not her strength was actual management on the inside - management of people and balancing of priorities.

    Personally I hope they promote Bob Perciasepe, her current deputy, who is a great guy all around.

    “Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.” -- FDR, 1936

    by SolarMom on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 08:58:07 AM PST

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    •  Agreed... (3+ / 0-)
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      Ed in Montana, RLMiller, SolarMom

      We'll see if she heads off to head Rutgers.  Bob P knows his stuff having headed both Air and Water back in the day.  I think that what LJ brought more so than anyone else was background as a Regional staffer, not just a DC home grown person like Steve Johnson.  But yeah I suppose this was a tad of weakness as well with working the career types in the hallways at the new William J. Clinton Federal Building.  EPA's loss is someone else's gain.

      "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford

      by snappydogs on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 09:48:44 AM PST

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    •  Challenge ... (6+ / 0-)

      is whether an internal promotion can hold up against political appointees/power players (like a Salazar) or speak hard against an OMB stiffling environmental progress (as it were still a Bush/Cheney team).

      On the other hand, John Kerry at State will put a strong climate voice in a very powerful cabinet position to provide alliance/support for EPA / DOE / NOAA / etc re clean energy and climate progress.

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      by A Siegel on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 09:58:28 AM PST

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