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Chemical safety nominee faces tough questioning by Democrats


October 5, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency promised Wednesday to apply sound science in his new job and defended his history on behalf of corporate clients of endorsing far higher exposures to toxins than the government now allows.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee was widely expected to approve along party lines the nomination of Michael L. Dourson to become head of EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

Democrats on the committee, lacking the ability to block Dourson's confirmati...

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