"Trump's Chemical Romance," a new Public Citizen report, identified a total of 146 high-ranking Trump administration officials who have ties to the corporate coalition pushing to undo the Obama-era Chemical Disaster Rule. However the actual total undoubtedly is higher.
In an effort to delay and weaken the Chemical Disaster Rule, groups representing chemical and petrochemical corporations, along with allies affiliated with coal-fired power plants, paper mills and corporate groups like the
The 146 administration members with conflicting ties to the
"Corporate insiders with chemical conflicts have contaminated the Trump administration," said
Those 16 conflicted EPA officials are especially noteworthy. They include:
* Acting EPA Administrator