Schwarzenegger Picks Conservative for Agriculture, Liberal Might lead EPA

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California-s Republican Governor-elect made another major appointment today, that of Secretary of Food and Agriculture. AG Kawamura is an Orange County strawberry farmer with ties to Agribusiness. Sources involved in putting together the new administration say that Schwarzenegger will name environmentalist Terry Tamminen as Secretary of Environmental Protection. We get response to the newest cabinet selections, and ask a Conservative Republican who had doubts about Schwarzenegger if he-s disappointed or pleased.
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State of California

Hill's article on state cuts

Governor-elect Schwarzenegger's transition appointments

California Department of Food and Agriculture

California Environmental Protection Agency

Environment Now

Western Growers Association

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Frances Anderton