Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement today in response to the resignation of EPA Administrator Christie Whitman: “For the last two years, Gov. Whitman has served admirably as EPA administrator. She has been a strong advocate for the Bush Administration’s pro-environmental agenda. Through her extensive knowledge and understanding of the nation’s environmental laws, she led aggressive efforts to solve the nation’s most complex environmental problems. She did that by pursuing a series of innovative reforms and policies that will result in a better environment. Though we at times had professional differences, I have enjoyed working with her on many issues, especially the President’s Clear Skies initiative to reduce power plant emissions. I wish her well as she moves on to pursue other endeavors.”