House Members Probe EPA Official’s Ties to Chinese-Controlled University

The Daily Signal

Members of a key House committee are demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency provide records related to a political appointee’s continued ties with a university controlled by the Chinese government.

The watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust, which first obtained Frey’s recusal statement, said the university is effectively an arm of the Chinese government and that “one can presume from the leave that [Frey] plans to return to his employment with the Chinese government upon completing his tenure at EPA.” 

Frey’s continued professional ties with the university raise concern about his ability to fulfill the duties of his office, Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., ranking member of the environment subcommittee of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, wrote in a letter Tuesday to EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

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