January 28, 2005


Washington, DC â?? Idaho Senator Mike Crapo praised the work of Deputy Secretary of Energy Kyle McSlarrow following McSlarrowâ??s announcement that he intends to leave his post at the Department of Energy. Crapo said McSlarrow has been a â??strong and substantial partnerâ?? in the improvements being made at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.â??I am sorry to see him leave. Having worked closely with Kyle throughout his tenure at DOE and his service in the Senate, I can attest to the many strengths he brings to the table. I am also personally grateful for the leadership he has shown for Idaho,â?? Crapo said. â??Kyle McSlarrow has been with the Idaho Congressional Delegation every step of the way with plans to transform the INEEL into the new Idaho National Laboratory. His ongoing commitment to nuclear research, engineering, economic development, and employment have been a great asset for workers at the site and all of Idaho, as well as the nationâ??s energy future.â??â??We will miss Kyleâ??s energy, insight and dedication in serving the President and Secretary Abraham,â?? Crapo added. â??I wish him the best of success.â??# # #