From tobacco to toxic chemicals, Michael Dourson has long been industry’s go-to man to downplay health concerns. He not only helped Big Tobacco play down the health impacts of second-hand smoke, but has spent years working to minimize health concerns for dozens of chemicals—work paid for by the very chemical industry he could soon be in charge of regulating, now that President Trump has nominated him to lead the EPA’s toxics office.

Dourson sees nothing wrong with aiding and abetting companies that put Americans’ health in danger. When asked how he justified working for Big Tobacco, he responded: “Jesus hung out with prostitutes and tax collectors.”

We can keep this man out of the EPA—but only with your help. Take action today, and tell your Senators to oppose Dourson’s nomination.


US Senator Ben L. Cardin
US Senator Chris J. Van Hollen Jr.