Documents detail multimillion-dollar ties involving EPA official, secretive industry group

 

Regulatory capture is nothing new. It has a long and storied tradition in Washington DC.

(From Politico)

“The scandal here is what is legal,” said Kathleen Clark, a Washington University in St. Louis law professor and ethics expert. She said the documents show “industry group strategizing about how to change federal policy through the installation of friendly personnel as regulators — and then one of their own who was in the meeting, who was in the room where it happened, ended up being the key regulator.”

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