Bloomberg Law
Aug. 28, 2018, 2:58 PMUpdated: Aug. 28, 2018, 5:28 PM

No Need for New Chemicals Lawsuit to Proceed, Advocates Say (1)

Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

The environmental organization that filed a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s approach to deciding whether a new chemical could be sold is asking a federal court to dismiss the case.

The Natural Resources Defense Council—which brought the original lawsuit before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit—said the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t actually implemented the decision-making approach for new chemicals that in 2017 the agency said it already was using, Daniel Rosenberg, a defense council attorney told Bloomberg Environment Aug. 28.

Under the approach that prompted the lawsuit—the New Chemicals Decision-Making Framework that the EPA ...