U.S. EPA Administrator Christie Whitman now thinks her decision to revoke a Clinton administration rule to reduce arsenic in drinking water was a bone-headed move. She told USA Today that her decision wasn’t bad policy, but bad politics: “Politically, if I’d been smart, I would’ve never changed it. … I would’ve let the courts decide. We were going to be sued anyway by the Western states and a bunch of water companies, and I should’ve just left it there.”