Environment: A New Mr. Clean

The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency holds one of the most controversial jobs in Washington. Changes in automobile engineering, new restrictions on city traffic, explorations for oil, the pollution of waterways—all this and more come to the EPA chief for a series of decisions that pit environmental interests against business balance sheets, land-use habits and even the traditional American way of life. Comments one conservationist: "In that job you're damned if you do and damned if you don't."

As of last week, there is a new damned man. Russell E. Train, 53, who has been chairman of the President's advisory Council...

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