"Dems: EPA Nominee May Be Circumventing Confirmation"

"Senate Democrats said Tuesday that a controversial Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee could be circumventing the requirement that he be confirmed by the Senate.

The accusation was made in a letter that all 10 Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee sent to Michael Dourson, the nominee to be the EPA’s top chemical safety regulator, outlining 'several concerns' with his status at the agency.

Dourson has not gotten a vote either in the Environment Committee or in the full Senate. But last week he started working at the EPA as an adviser to EPA chief Scott Pruitt."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill October 24, 2017.


"Dourson's Job Breaks Precedent, Raises Legal Questions" (Greenwire)

Source: The Hill, 10/25/2017