Indiana moms help defeat EPA nominee with ties to chemical industry

Over the last several months, two Johnson County moms have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about Michael Dourson's ties to the chemical industry and his lax views on dangerous pollutants — including one believed to be poisoning their community and children.

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Weekend Reader for Sunday, Dec. 17

This week, we saw a significant retreat from the Trump Administration's assault on environmental regulation.

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Facing Senate rejection, controversial pick to head EPA chemical office bows out

Michael Dourson's nomination had drawn widespread criticism because of his past ties to the chemical industry.

Robert J. Allen: EPA appointment would further contaminate the truth

As the mayor of a village working to recover from the effects of chemical pollution, I urge the Senate to reject Michael Dourson's appointment to the EPA.


PFAS record may sink Trump EPA chemical safety nominee

Senators from state with PFAS problems oppose EPA nominee Michael Dourson.

Trump’s pick for EPA chemical safety post opposed by two GOP senators

Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements saying they will vote against Michael Dourson to serve as head of EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.


Jerry Ensminger: Michael Dourson's chemical lobbying endangers military families

EPA nominee Michael Dourson is a toxicologist who calls himself a “doctor,” but he might be better described as a “spin doctor” or a “scientific hired gun.”
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