September 21, 2002 |
The 18-year-old son of Gov. Mike Leavitt pleaded guilty to charges related to an alleged "fight club" in a Mormon meeting house and was ordered to serve 40 hours of community service. Chase Leavitt and scores of mostly high-school age youths sneaked into a church gymnasium in December to stage the fights, charging admission to spectators, authorities said. Police found a video camera, which showed Leavitt and a younger boy wearing boxing gloves and punching each other.
September 28, 2003
Re "Pin Him Down on Pollution," editorial, Sept. 25: It matters little what former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt commits to in relation to the environment. Leavitt is a Utah extractionist and a utilitarian, and he will enforce only those policies that George W. Bush commands that he support. To say that former EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and Leavitt are both moderates is to paint with an awfully broad brush. Whitman's frustration over the Bush administration's constant, heavy-handed intrusion into her ability to implement common-sense environmental approaches led to her resignation, not her desire to spend more time with her family.
October 29, 2003 |
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, ending an effort by six senators to block the vote in protest of Bush administration environmental policies. The 88-8 vote came after a polarized two-day debate over the president's environmental record, which some Republicans praised as the best and some Democrats denounced as the worst.
April 2, 2004 |
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Mike Leavitt on Thursday defended the Bush administration's handling of a proposed rule to limit mercury emissions from power plants, despite a request from 45 senators and 10 state attorneys general that he scrap the proposal and start over. "There are a number of fictions that have crept into our discussion of mercury regulation," Leavitt told the Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee on clean air, climate change and nuclear safety.
May 27, 2001 |
Juab County Atty. David Leavitt's recent prosecution of one of Utah's most notorious polygamists wasn't his first courtroom confrontation involving men with multiple wives. He has argued both sides of the fence, and been successful in convicting them and defending them. As a young public defender in 1993, Leavitt loaded himself for bear when he represented a polygamist. This was a 1st Amendment case, he'd argue.
October 2, 2003 |
The eight Democrats and one Independent on a Senate committee boycotted a scheduled vote Wednesday on Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt's nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency, delaying the panel's action by at least two weeks. The nine senators, members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, complained that Leavitt had failed to adequately answer their questions about his environmental priorities and the Bush administration's environmental policies.