Another Obama administration nominee bites the dust, but this time over a past engagement with a nonprofit. The Deputy Chief EPA nominee, Mr. Jonathon Cannon, apparently has served as a board member of America's Clean Water Foundation. That Foundation in turn has been accused by EPA auditors of mismanaging a contract/grant of $25 million. Embezzlement is being hinted at (no, not of the Obama nominee). And, to top it off, America's Clean Water Foundation is out of business.
Something for sure's not right if a nonprofit can attract a contract of this size and go out of business. And for sure, board members have to have some pretty deep knowledge of the facts, at some point. Mr. Cannon was probably right to remove his name as a nominee although with this background, maybe he shouldn't have let his name get entered in the first place.
The San Francisco Chronicle story is here.