Air Pollution: US Chamber's Pick Landed Gavel Of Key EPA Advisory Panel

"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which regularly opposes tougher environmental regulations, last year succeeded in placing one of its candidates on a key EPA air quality committee, newly released records show.

Then-EPA chief Scott Pruitt named Tony Cox, a Denver-based consultant, as chairman of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee last fall after a senior U.S. Chamber executive nominated him for a seat on the panel, the records show.

The seven-member committee, often known by its acronym as CASAC, is charged with providing outside expertise to EPA during legally required reviews of the standards for a half-dozen common pollutants. It's now in the early stages of a closely watched assessment of the limits on airborne particulates."

Sean Reilly reports for Greenwire October 18, 2018.


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Source: Greenwire, 10/19/2018