Facing Likely Suit, EPA Previews Defense As It Rolls Back Obama RMP Rule

November 21, 2019
EPA has issued a final rule that rolls back chemical facility safety requirements that were tightened under the Obama administration even as the agency previewed its legal defenses against all but certain challenges from Democratic states and environmentalists who had threatened to sue over the 2018 proposal that the agency largely codified. While industry says the final rule governing the so-called Risk Management Plan (RMP) program appears to resolve its major concerns with the Obama rule, environmentalists are all but...

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