EPA Denies Petitions To Reconsider RMP Rollback Rule, Teeing Up Suit

September 3, 2020
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is denying petitions by environmental groups, states and a major industrial union that asked the agency to reconsider a final rule rolling back Obama-era facility chemical disaster safety mandates, shifting focus to litigation over the rollback that had been on hold pending a final EPA reconsideration decision. In a pre-publication Federal Register notice slated for publication Sept. 4, EPA says it is denying three separate petitions for reconsidering its final Accidental Release Prevention Requirements: Risk...

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