Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that Michael Dourson is withdrawing his nomination to oversee the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemical safety programs, League of Conservation Voters Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote released the following statement:
“Michael Dourson epitomized putting the fox in charge of the hen house. Dourson has spent his career downplaying the health risks of toxic chemicals to children, pregnant women, and other vulnerable communities. Families across the country depend on the EPA to ensure that chemicals in everyday products are safe, and he could not be trusted to prioritize our public health above the wishes of the chemical industry.
“This is a victory for our communities over industry special interests, and we expect Dourson to completely resign all posts at the agency.”