THE TRANSFER OF THE EPA OMBUDSMAN

08/14/02

Stauffer Chemical Superfund activist Heather Malinowski was shocked when the EPA's ombudsman Robert Martin was forced from office earlier this year. Martin had been a champion of the concerns of Tarpon Springs residents who feared the EPA was going to push a weak clean-up plan at the former chemical plant. She says that Martin should be rehired and that the position of ombudsman be insulated from political pressure.

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