Trump Needs Time to Consider Silica Rule’s Fate, Industries Say

Feb. 8, 2017, 8:44 PM

The Trump administration deserves time to consider whether it should defend OSHA’s silica exposure rule in court, several business groups are telling a federal appeals court.

The alliance of more than 30 industry associations wants the court to delay for 60 days a series of deadlines for the rule’s opponents and backers to present their arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Delaying the case would allow the Trump administration time to evaluate whether the Department of Labor will continue to defend all or parts of the silica rule, the Feb. 8 motion

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