Environment & Energy Report

Citizens Petitions, Lawsuits on Chemical Rules Likely to Grow

Jan. 17, 2018, 2:00 PM

Chemical manufacturers should expect to see more petitions from citizen groups asking the EPA to regulate substances now that the nation’s primary chemicals law has been amended, attorneys tell Bloomberg Environment.

Environmental, animal welfare, and other organizations will likely use every provision allowed under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act to compel stricter Environmental Protection Agency regulation of chemicals, said Lynn Bergeson, managing partner with Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

Those TSCA amendments required the EPA for the first time to review the risks of chemicals in commerce and made it easier for the agency to obtain the information it...

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