Judge Grapples With Whether To Dismiss Landmark TSCA Citizen Suit

December 4, 2019
A federal judge is grappling with tough questions on standing and review standards as he weighs whether to dismiss on both procedural and substantive grounds a potentially precedent-setting suit challenging EPA’s denial of a Toxic Substances Control Act’s (TSCA) citizen petition which asked the agency to ban drinking water fluoridation. During a Nov. 15 hearing , video of which posted online last week, Judge Edward Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California raised tough questions...

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