Court Denies EPA's Bid To End Fluoride Suit, Muddying TSCA 'Uses' Issue

December 21, 2017
In a first-time decision, a federal judge has denied EPA's request to dismiss environmentalists' lawsuit charging that EPA had wrongly dismissed their Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) petition seeking to ban drinking water fluoridation, but the decision could complicate other litigation challenging which “uses” the agency considers when assessing substances under the new TSCA law. Judge Edward Chen, of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Dec. 21 in Food & Water Watch Inc., et al,...

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