EPA Chemical Nominee Faces Headwinds From GOP Senators

Law360, New York (November 16, 2017, 3:46 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump's controversial pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's chemical safety office appears in danger of not surviving Senate confirmation after two Republican senators said Wednesday that they couldn't support his nomination and a third told reporters Thursday that she'd be a likely "no" vote as well.

Michael Dourson, a former environmental health professor at the University of Cincinnati, who has been nominated to lead the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, squeaked through his approval process before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on a strict party-line vote. However, a similar outcome for...

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