Senate Weighs Pick to Head EPA Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt receives a warm welcome from members of a Senate panel considering his nomination to head the EPA. But the hearing takes a partisan turn, as Democrats use the occasion to bash the Bush administration's environmental record. The panel is expected to confirm Leavitt next week. Hear NPR's David Welna.
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Senators Weigh Bush Pick to Head EPA

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Senators Weigh Bush Pick to Head EPA

Senators Weigh Bush Pick to Head EPA

Panel Expected to Confirm Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt

Senators Weigh Bush Pick to Head EPA

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Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, seen here at an Aug. 11 press conference following his nomination to head the EPA. Reuters Newmedia/Corbis hide caption

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Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt receives a warm welcome from members of a Senate panel considering his nomination to head the EPA. But the hearing takes a partisan turn, as Democrats use the occasion to bash the Bush administration's environmental record. The panel is expected to confirm Leavitt next week. Hear NPR's David Welna.