Obama Pick For EPA No. 2 Withdraws Over Group Link

Law360, New York (March 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- President Obama's pick to serve as second-in-command at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn his name from consideration, marking the latest in a string of high-profile administration nominees to drop out amid controversy.

On Wednesday, Jon Cannon, professor of environmental law at the University of Virginia and a former general counsel at the EPA, pulled his name from consideration for the deputy EPA administrator position, a day before he was scheduled to head to the U.S. Senate for confirmation proceedings.

“Today I am voluntarily removing...
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