Nancy B. Beck, joined the E.P.A.’s toxic chemical unit in May as a top deputy. For the previous five years, she had been an executive at the American Chemistry Council, the chemical industry’s main trade association. Scientists and administrators in the E.P.A.’s Office of Water were alarmed in late May when Beck insisted upon the rewriting of a rule to make it harder to track the health consequences chemicals, and therefore regulate them.
"Chemical Industry Insider Now Shapes EPA Policy" is from the October 21, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Eric Lipton and narrated by Kristi Burns.