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Court to Consider How EPA Oversees Chemical Risks

May 16, 2019, 10:01 AM

The EPA should take a broader approach to regulating potentially harmful chemicals, a coalition of 15 health, environmental, and labor groups plans to argue in a federal appeals court May 16.

They say the Environmental Protection Agency is “slicing and dicing” by only considering certain uses of a chemical, which could ignore crucial risks to health and the environment, according to a case the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is set to consider May 16.

But the EPA, and a group of 17 trade associations supporting it, say the agency has the legal ...

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