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Environmental groups laud Calif. pesticide chief

Environmental groups are applauding the naming of a former conservation official as California's new chief pesticide regulator.

Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Brian Leahy on Thursday to head the Department of Pesticide Regulation. Leahy is the former assistant director at the California Department of Conservation, as well as a former organic farmer.

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