Environment & Energy Report

EPA Must Face Case Pushing for Increased Asbestos Disclosure (1)

Nov. 15, 2019, 8:55 PMUpdated: Nov. 16, 2019, 3:10 AM

Environmental and public health groups can move forward with their claims that the EPA is breaking the law by not collecting information on asbestos in imported goods.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Nov. 15 rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s request to scuttle one of the key arguments in the case.

Yet, the case “might also be the only time in recent memory where the government won by losing,” said Erik C. Baptist, former deputy assistant administrator for law and policy in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization,...

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