William D. Ruckelshaus: A Mr. Clean For the EPA?

The first shall be the latest

The applause was thunderous, the hand-lettered signs jubilant. HOW DO YOU SPELL RELIEF? read one. RUCKELSHAUS. William Doyle Ruckelshaus, 50, the Environmental Protection Agency's first administrator a decade ago, came home last week to a rousing hero's welcome. "The trust of the public is sacred and must never be broken," he told a crowd of more than 1,000 employees at the agency's Washington headquarters. "It's time we stopped chewing on each other and started pulling together."

One day after President Reagan tapped him to succeed ousted EPA Administrator...

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