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Ban Asbestos Now, Democrats on House Committee Tell EPA (1)

May 8, 2019, 3:44 PMUpdated: May 8, 2019, 6:56 PM

Asbestos must be banned to prevent more deaths, Democrats on a House committee said May 8.

“We don’t have time for more legal maneuvering and a drawn-out court battle while tens of thousands of people are dying,” Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) said during a hearing on the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (H.R. 1603).

“I believe we need to pass this bill regardless of whether EPA were to announce that it is moving forward with a full ban of asbestos,” said Pallone, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. ...

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