Watchdog group criticizes potential conflicts of two recent EPA appointments
- July 15, 2021
Valerie Bonk, Washington DC Business Daily
A watchdog organization is questioning the potential conflicts of interest of two new additions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Protect the Public’s Trust said in a news release July 7 that Alejandra Nunez and Dimple Chaudhary are the latest executive branch officials to appear on the organization’s radar because they came to the EPA from large special interest groups “involved in broad swaths of litigation and challenges against EPA.”
“In light of their most recent positions with large, wealthy and powerful special interest groups engaged in a massive quantity of matters with the EPA, the roles of Ms. Chaudhary and Ms. Nunez would appear to create enormous potential conflicts of interest,” Michael Chamberlain, director of federal ethics, said in the organization’s news release.