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Senate Advances Confirmation of Ex-Monsanto Executive to Lead Wildlife Agency

HeadlineSep 27, 2019

A Senate committee voted along party lines Wednesday to advance President Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Aurelia Skipwith is a former executive at the chemical and agribusiness giant Monsanto. The Guardian reports she has ties to the Westlands Water District in California’s Central Valley, which has worked to roll back protections for endangered populations of Chinook salmon and other species.

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