February 21, 2020
Facing Likely Suit, EPA Previews Defense As It Rolls Back Obama RMP Rule
The Trump administration has issued a final rule that rolls back Obama-era chemical facility safety requirements even as officials previewed its legal defenses against all but certain challenges from Democratic states and environmentalists who had threatened to sue over the 2018 proposal that the agency largely codified. While industry says EPA’s final rule governing the so-called Risk Management Plan (RMP) program appears to resolve its major concerns with the Obama rule, environmentalists are all but warning that they will sue...
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