Trump Names Ex-Northrop Exec as Chemical Safety Board Adviser

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“President Donald Trump‘s late-in-term appointment of a former Northrop Grumman Corp. vice president as an adviser to the federal chemical safety board has raised eyebrows in the worker advocacy community.

As the Trump administration winds down, there is also the question of Lemos’s continued role at the agency. Presidents have statutory authority to remove agency heads, and during the Obama administration, Rafael Moure-Eraso stepped down as head of the agency, after members of Congress called on President Barack Obama to fire him for alleged mismanagement. “Previous CSB chairs have been pressured out, so that could happen again,” said Paula Dinerstein, general counsel for the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an advocacy group made up of current and former government workers.”