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Florida's Carol Browner gets mixed reviews from business, industry
St. Louis, Dec. 17 -- Carol Browner, selected by president-elect Bill Clinton to head the EPA, is largely an unknown quantity to the paint and coatings
manufacturing industry. But it appears that one assumption about Browner can be made: she is unlikely to take a softer line toward business and industry than her predecessor, William K. Reilly.
Browner, head of the state of Florida's environmental-protection agency, is headed for Washington with a solid pro-conservation track record and the strong endorsements of environmental groups. Her resume also includes a stint on the Senate staff of vice president-elect Al Gore, a major ally of environmental causes.
But paint-industry representatives contacted for observations on Browner's appointment either declined comment or described her as an unknown quantity. …