February 28, 2020
EPA Defends First-Time TSCA Rule From Industry, Environmentalist Suits
EPA is defending its first-time toxics rule banning consumer uses of paint strippers containing methylene chloride from dual challenges filed by a chemical industry group and a coalition of labor and environmental groups, charging the industry claims fail on the merits while the coalition’s arguments are “unripe” and “unreviewable.” “EPA reasonably exercised . . . authority to prohibit the distribution of methylene chloride paint and coating removers by distributors that serve consumer customers, effectively ensuring that consumers will not be...
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