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Results of Chemical Policy Lawsuits to Shape Law’s Implementation

Sept. 24, 2018, 9:19 PM

Health protections and manufacturers’ ability to use chemicals that long have kept industries humming hinge on coming court decisions about whether the EPA is correctly implementing the country’s chemicals law, a panel of congressional aides, attorneys, and former EPA officials said Sept. 24.

Rulings in two federal appeals court cases are expected to be issued in 2018 and 2019 in lawsuits opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s interpretations of the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act amendments.

The EPA’s interpretations and implementation of the law are the single biggest issue facing the agency, said Lynn Goldman, dean of George Washington University’s...

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