House, Senate Democrats’ bills seek new EPA air toxics monitoring rules

July 31, 2020
House and Senate Democrats have introduced legislation that would require EPA to introduce new air monitoring requirements in communities affected by air toxics emissions from industrial facilities, including those using ethylene oxide (EtO), a controversial solvent used in medical sterilization that is thought to cause cancer. H.R. 7822 , introduced July 29 in the House by Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), and its Senate companion measure S. 4369, sponsored by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth...

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