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Environmental Politics
On environment, Hogan should be like his dad
On environment, Hogan should be like his dad

Dan Rodricks reminds us that care for the environment used to be a bipartisan affair ("Hogan missed dad's lesson on pollution," Jan. 27). At his inauguration, Maryland's new governor rightly praised his former-Congressman father (Lawrence J. Hogan Sr.) for teaching him "more about integrity in one day than most men learn in a lifetime." According to Mr. Rodricks, however, the elder Mr. Hogan's vote in 1972 to pass the Clean Water Act — over President Richard Nixon's veto — should have inhibited our governor from withdrawing new rules to reduce the amount of pollution from chicken manure seeping into the Chesapeake Bay. Similarly, in the...