EPA Chemical, Air Nominees Survive Split Committee Vote

Law360, New York (October 25, 2017, 1:29 PM EDT) -- The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Wednesday advanced President Donald Trump's picks to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's chemical safety and air offices strictly along party lines, with committee Democrats vowing to fight the nominations on the Senate floor.

Michael Dourson, an environmental health professor at the University of Cincinnati nominated to lead the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, and Bill Wehrum, the leader of Hunton & Williams LLP's administrative law practice nominated to lead the Office of Air and Radiation, each passed the committee by 11-10 votes.

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