March 10, 2005

Crapo Joins Bipartisan Vote To ApproveLeavitt Nomination

Washington, DC - Idaho Senator Mike Crapo joined a majority of members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today in approving the nomination of Utah Governor Mike Leavitt to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The 16-2 bipartisan vote sends Leavittâ??s nomination to the Senate floor for a vote.â??Governor Leavitt has a great deal of courage to take on the significant responsibility as the next Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),â?? Crapo said. â??While there will continue to be considerable differences on whether the Bush Administration has made environmental progress, we remain committed to our shared goal of cleaning up the environment for generations yet to come. Clean air, water, and soil are important to everyone, and it is clear that we must work together to bring about environmental progress. Governor Leavittâ??s commitment to the collaborative process will be his greatest asset in reaching the kind of decision-making necessary to achieve environmental advancements. I look forward to the approval of Governor Leavittâ??s nomination by the full Senate.â??# # #