Isabel Postpones Leavitt EPA Hearings

Isabel Postpones Leavitt EPA Hearings

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(KSL News) Hurricane Isabel is managing to postpone the storm of controversy surrounding hearings to confirm Governor Mike Leavitt as the head of the EPA.

Leavitt was supposed to begin answering questions before the Senate in the nation's capitol this morning. But due to the storm, the start of the hearings has been pushed back to Tuesday.

Despite the reprieve, Leavitt is not taking it easy. Instead he's using the time to better prepare himself for what is sure to be a grueling process.

Leavitt is expecting tough questions about how he has dealt with Utah's environmental problems and what he can bring to the national arena.

When hearings do begin the general feeling is that Leavitt will be confirmed as EPA head, despite threats from Democrats to hold the nomination.

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