Watchdog group critical of Frey appointment links to China
- August 29, 2021
A watchdog group is investigating as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appointee continues an affiliation with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
David Hutton, Interior Newswire
A watchdog group is up in arms as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appointee continues an affiliation with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Christopher Frey, PhD, who was appointed deputy assistant administrator for Science Policy in the EPA’s Office of Research and Development in February, has yet to cut ties with HKUST, which has ties to the Chinese government. This has drawn the ire of watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT).
“The American public needs answers to a number of legal, Constitutional and national security questions regarding the decision of EPA to allow Dr. Frey to continue a relationship with an arm of the Chinese government,” Michael Chamberlain, director of Protect the Public’s Trust, said in a statement.