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Governor announces new head of EPA

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has named Linda Adams to be the head of the California Environmental Protection Agency.

Adams is a Democrat who has worked for former Governor Gray Davis and was a long-time legislative staffer. She is considered to have strong relationships with both environmental and business interests.

Sierra Club spokesman Bill Magavern says Adams helped to pass a state law that lowered car emissions. He says that's important, because there's been a lack of any leadership from Washington DC when it comes to reducing the pollution that causes global warming.

Magavern: "And so California as the biggest state that has been at the forefront on air and atmosphere issues needs to take the lead, and I do think that Linda Adams understands that that is a bipartisan issue in California and particularly at the Environmental Protection Agency."

Adams replaces Alan Lloyd. He retired earlier this year.

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