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Obama Drops Chuck Hurley


Here's some good news: Obama is dropping Chuck Hurley to head up the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Alas, it doesn't appear to be for the right reasons.

Although neither the White House nor Charles Hurley's MADD men (and women) are saying Jack about the decision, it appears Hurley ran afoul of . . . environmentalists. "His potential nomination had been criticized by environmentalists such as Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign. Becker cited Hurley's work at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the 1990s, when he said Hurley backed car companies that were fighting attempts to reduce vehicle size to improve fuel economy."

Here are the reasons Hurley should have been dropped.