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Conflict of interest for EPA's toxics office hire?

April 20, 2017
Does Nancy Beck, EPA's new principal deputy assistant administrator in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), have a conflict of interest because she recently advocated for the chemical industry? Richard Denison, an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) scientist, says EPA's decision to hire Beck, the American Chemistry Council's former director of regulatory affairs, raises major conflict of interest questions. As Inside EPA first reported on April 12 , Beck, who has long criticized EPA risk assessments, will now...


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