Trump’s controversial EPA nominee withdraws following GOP objections

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Michael Dourson, a researcher whose work had been frequently used by chemical companies to downplay the hazards posed by their products, has withdrawn his name from consideration to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety division.

Dourson became the target of substantial opposition from both Democrats and public health advocacy groups when his nomination was announced, according to NBC News. The concern was that, because he had spent...

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