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Labor Council, EPA Clash on Future of Paint-Stripper Rule Case

Feb. 25, 2021, 5:58 PM

A federal appeals court should ignore the EPA’s request to throw out a lawsuit challenging the agency’s decision in a paint-stripping rule not to cover workers exposed to a sometimes deadly solvent, a group of nonprofits argued.

The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and two other plaintiffs sent a letter Thursday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit saying their case, which challenges a 2019 rule (RIN 2070-AK07) prohibiting the manufacture and sale of consumer paint strippers containing methylene chloride, must proceed.

The plaintiffs’ letter disputed points that the Department of Justice, which acts...

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