March 26, 2009
Cannon Resigns From Obama EPA Nomination
Jon Cannon, President Obama's nominee for the No. 2 position at the Environmental Protection Agency, removed himself from consideration Wednesday, the latest in a string of withdrawals among nominees for administration process.
He said he was removing his name from consideration to be EPA deputy administrator because of scrutiny of America's Clean Water Foundation, where he served on the board of directors.
In 2007, the EPA Inspector General's Office found that the Clean Water foundation mismanaged over $25 million in EPA grants, The Washington Post reported. The foundation disbanded in 2006.
Lisa Jackson, EPA Administrator, said the administration would move quickly to identify a new candidate.
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