Yet another fox for the henhouse: Dow Chemical lawyer to oversee Trump administration's response to hazardous spills and toxic sites
From the Associated Press earlier today:
President Donald Trump on Friday tapped a chemical industry insider to run the Environmental Protection Agency office that oversees emergency response to hazardous spills and cleanups of the nation’s most toxic sites.
The White House announced that Trump has nominated Peter C. Wright to serve as EPA’ . . .
Kathleen Hartnett-White has denied climate change, misrepresented data, and plagiarized for starters
From Huffington Post earlier today:
Kathleen Hartnett-White, President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, was just one Senate vote away from becoming the White House’s top environmental adviser.
But late Thursday night, the controversial former Texas regulator returned to square one.
The Senate sent her . . .
One fox out, another nominated
Last week, one of the worst of a bad lot of industry-friendly Trump appointments withdrew his name from consideration as head of the EPA’s chemical safety office. Michael Dourson (I first wrote about him here) was apparently so bad that even Republicans were not going to support him. As the Washington Post wrote:
Critics said . . .
Trump administration continues to add foxes
The Daily Beast last month examined the extent to which former industry officials have become regulators of their former industries:
Nearly a year since he won election, the president has turned federal agencies over to the private industries that they regulate. And he has done so to a degree that ethics groups say they have never . . .
Three more foxes for the hen house
Earlier this month I highlighted Trump's appointment of a former coal company president whose company had a history of mine safety violations to head the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Rather than an isolated incident -- this decision appears to be a part of a deliberate policy. Here are some additional appointments I found this . . .