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EPA Accused of Illegally Narrowing Toxic Risk Reviews

April 17, 2018, 11:13 PM

Environmental advocates detailed their legal challenges to EPA chemical policies April 16, asserting in opening briefs that the agency is illegally ignoring some public exposures to chemicals as it evaluates their safety.

The coalition is challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s prioritization and risk evaluation rules for chemicals, which are important underpinnings to 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act.

The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition is focusing on the scope of the EPA’s approach to a chemical’s uses in doing a risk assessment for that chemical, Eve Gartner, an Earthjustice attorney representing ...