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EPA Courtroom Error Spurs Back-and-Forth on Secret Chemicals, Safety

Oct. 26, 2018, 8:39 PM

All data regarding the health effects and safety of a chemical must be clearly linked to that substance even if the identity of the compound is shielded, an environmental group reiterated to a federal court.

The Environmental Defense Fund Oct. 25 recapped arguments it made in a lawsuit challenging an Environmental Protection Agency rule (RIN 2070 AK24) implementing some confidential business information provisions of the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act amendments.

The group’s letter followed a notice Phillip Dupre, a Department of Justice attorney representing the agency, sent the U.S. Court of Appeals for ...

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