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GOP senators advance Trump EPA nominees over Dems' objection

A Senate committee voted along party lines Wednesday to advance President Donald Trump's picks for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency over the objections of Democrats who pointed to the nominees' past work for corporate clients they would now regulate.

Republicans on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works used their one-vote majority to move five nominations forward to the full Senate. They include Michael Dourson to lead EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention and Bill Wehrum to lead the agency's Office of Air and Radiation.

The Associated Press reported last month that Dourson, a toxicologist, has for years accepted payments...