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EDF urges OMB to protect workers in EPA methylene chloride ban

February 08, 2019
The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is urging the Trump administration to ensure that EPA’s final rule banning use of methylene chloride in paint strippers protects workers by covering most commercial uses, fearing that the agency is likely to rely on a proposed training program in lieu of a comprehensive ban on the substance’s paint-stripping uses. During a Feb. 7 meeting, EDF staff urged White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials to finalize the Obama EPA’s January 2017 proposed...

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