Chemical Industry Bigwig Headed to the U.S. EPA

The Trump administration just appointed a chemical industry bigwig to a high-level chemical safety position at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as deputy assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. You read that right. Nancy Beck is coming to the EPA straight from the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the powerful lobby whose members include Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, ExxonMobil Chemical, Chevron Phillips Chemical and Bayer. Now she’ll be making decisions as the deputy assistant administrator of the EPA department whose stated mission is to “protect you, your family, and the environment from potential risks from pesticides and toxic chemicals.” Here’s three things to know about Nancy Beck.

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Source: Eco Watch

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