EPA, Chemical Makers Lock Legal Horns With Health, Labor Groups

Dec. 27, 2017, 12:57 PM

Upcoming court cases promise to cut to the heart of a recently amended chemical oversight law and to related programs that the EPA implements.

Under the law, the agency must decide whether certain chemicals harm people or the environment. In litigation slated for more action in 2018, a federal court will try to determine whether the agency’s discretion in interpreting the law allows it to exclude some chemical uses as it makes those decisions.

A separate federal court will address whether the Environmental Protection Agency has made it too easy for chemical makers to keep information out of the public ...

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