An editorial in today's Washington Times
highlights David Michaels -- President Obama's
nominee to head the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). As the Times describes Mr. Michaels, he is "a virulently anti-businessepidemiologist"
who "is one the nation's foremost proponents of allowing junk science to be used in jackpot-justice lawsuits."
You might remember that a couple months ago I wrote about BPA
, an innovative chemical for plastics which radical environmentalists have unfairly targeted.
Well, it turns out David Michaels was also one of the zealots
the anti-BPA junk-science scare campaign which has cost Americans untold numbers of jobs -- and has lined the pockets of trial lawyers with millions of dollars from the pockets of hard-working parents who bought into his fear campaign.
The Senate must reject David Michaels' nomination to head OSHA.