Transition Watch

BILL CLINTON IS MULLING WAYS TO LINK BLOCKS OF FEDERAL agencies and departments in order to advance major policies quickly and efficiently. The Departments of Energy and Interior, for example, might form a kind of task force with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Sources close to Transition Central say the President-elect is now leaning toward elevating EPA to Cabinet-level status. Top choice for Secretary of EPA: former Colorado Senator TIM WIRTH.

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