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Hawaii governor withdraws appointee for state environmental agency

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HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie has withdrawn his nominee to the Office of Environmental Quality Control after environmental and community groups opposed the appointment. Genevieve Salmonson was unlikely to be confirmed by the state Senate as director of the office, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. Abercrombie spokeswoman Louise Kim McCoy said Salmonson asked that her...