Environment: Report Card for William Clark

Two groups grade Watt's successor and nearly flunk him

When James Watt was Secretary of the Interior, his style was so abrasive and his handling of the environment so aggressively controversial that conservation groups gave him an overall grade of F and demanded his ouster. In an effort to mend fences with environmentalists and to restore peace at the Department of the Interior, the Reagan Administration brought in former National Security Adviser William Clark last October as Watt's replacement. Now, on the first anniversary of Clark's succession, two activist organizations, the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth, see only a small...

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