Shoring Up a Shaken EPA

The White House moves to pump in some professionalism

Anxious to counter the rapidly spreading perception that safeguarding the environment has not exactly been one of its highest priorities, the Reagan Administration last week began a refurbishing of the Environmental Protection Agency. First, EPA Administrator Anne Burford showed up in Missouri with a dramatic offer to buy out the homes and property of residents of the dioxin-poisoned town of Times Beach. Then, after Burford left for speaking engagements in California and Arizona, the Administration put the broom to the EPA, sweeping out of office...

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