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The Energy 202: This EPA Nominee May Be the First Trump Appointee to be Defeated by Congress

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Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.)

The Energy 202: This EPA nominee may be the first Trump appointee to be defeated by Congress

Washington Post

North Carolina’s two Republican senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, said they would oppose Michael Dourson’s nomination as the top chemical safety official at the Environmental Protection Agency. The senators raised concerns about Dourson’s track record as a consultant for chemical companies, a role in which the University of Cincinnati professor has often produced research finding little or no human health risks for their products.