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Years of Lawsuits Ahead as EPA Rolls Out Chemical Decisions

Jan. 9, 2020, 10:01 AM

The EPA will issue many first-ever decisions about chemicals and the regulations for managing them this year, spurring lawsuits that attorneys predict will shape the agency’s implementation of U.S. commercial chemicals law for years to come.

“So many of the key firsts are still being rolled out,“ said Cynthia AM Stroman, a partner with King & Spalding LLP.

The Environmental Protection Agency will use its interpretation of the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act amendments, and the discretion it believes the law provides to make those decisions, she said. Then one...

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