Law Justifies Chemical Makers’ Right to Keep Trade Secrets: EPA (1)

May 22, 2018, 11:45 AMUpdated: May 22, 2018, 10:17 PM

The EPA decision allowing chemical manufacturers or processors to ask that the identity of their products remain out of the public eye was required by the nation’s primary chemicals law, the agency told a federal appeals court.

The Environmental Protection Agency filed on May 21 a brief defending manufacturers’ right to maintain previous claims of confidentiality for chemicals. The agency provided that right in a final rule issued in August 2017.

But the Environmental Defense Fund challenged the final rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit last September. Its lawsuit focuses ...

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