Environment & Energy Report

EPA Chemical Safety Pick No Lame Duck While Awaiting Confirmation

Sept. 13, 2018, 8:00 PM

The pick to run the EPA’s chemical safety office plans to keep her slate full running the agency’s New England region until she is confirmed.

“I will debunk the lame duck myth,” Alexandra Dunn said Sept. 13 during a Providence, R.I., talk to the Environmental Business Council New England, Inc., which represents environmental companies.

Dunn is President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, which implements the Toxic Substances Control Act. Prior pick toxicologist Michael Dourson dropped out of the confirmation process after North Carolina’s Republican...

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