Washington: Bad Choice, Worse Timing

President Reagan, who has been working hard to spruce up his tattered image with environmentalists, planned to have a peaceable luncheon last week with leaders of five of the nation's major conservation groups. But instead of a fence-mending meeting, the President got a showering of Third of July fireworks. The cause: his announcement the previous day that he was appointing Anne Burford, who was forced to resign last year as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, as chairwoman of the National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere. Emerging from the stormy...

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