Not bound by ethics order, EPA official vows to avoid industry

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The top political official at U.S. EPA’s chemical safety program, who hasn’t been required to sign President Trump’s ethics pledge, has nevertheless promised to keep her distance from her former employer, the powerful American Chemistry Council.

Nancy Beck, the principal deputy assistant administrator at the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, has filed a recusal statement with the agency. In the statement, dated June 9, which was obtained by E&E News, Beck acknowledged that she is subject to conflict-of-interest laws pertaining to executive branch employees.

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