EPA Draws Criticism For Hiring Industry Consultant In TSCA Petition Suit

December 31, 2019
EPA has hired scientists from the consulting firm Exponent to bolster its defense in a precedent-setting case over its rejection of a citizen’s petition seeking to use the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to ban the practice of fluoridating drinking water, a move that is drawing strong criticism from one of the plaintiffs’ expert witnesses, who says it shows an industry bias. “They're scientists of uncertainty. If you go back and look at the reports in the past, time and...

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