Thursday, December 14, 2017

Chemical biz insider won't be USEPA chemical industry regulator

Some good news, as first the GOP-run US Senate forces the withdrawal of two horrible Trump judicial nominations, and then sanity and ethics stopped a conflicted appointment to a key Environmental Protection Agency position.

The EPA nominee's calls for reduced safety standards and his ties to the polluting industry he was set to regulate were too much for Republicans:
Michael Dourson, chosen by President Trump to lead the EPA’s chemicals office, has withdrawn his nomination after Republican senators said they would join with Democrats to oppose him...

Watchdog groups...announced this month a joint investigation to determine if Dourson has violated ethics rules by advising the agency before being Senate confirmed.

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