Another presidential appointee is resigning. Christine Whitman is leaving as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to spend time with her family. The resignation is effective June 27.

It’s no secret that Whitman and President Bush were frequently at odds over environmental issues. She was also a favorite target of critics, both politically and with environmental groups.

As Bush prepares for his re-election campaign, he will most likely appoint an administrator who is more accepting of his environmental views.

EPA, Associated Press