Obama Taps Career Enviro For Top FWS Post

Law360, New York (December 7, 2010, 1:17 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama has tapped a veteran environmental bureaucrat to serve as the new director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a position vacated when the former director died suddenly in February.

Obama on Friday asked the U.S. Senate to confirm Daniel Ashe, a career federal environmental policy maker who has held positions in the FWS’s upper rungs since the mid-1990s.

Ashe has served as the agency’s deputy director since 2009. If confirmed as director, he would succeed Sam Hamilton, who filled the position from...
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