Judges Grill Industry Attorneys On Ethylene Oxide Risks In Air Rule Suit

February 16, 2024
Federal appellate judges used Feb. 16 oral argument on EPA’s air toxics rule for chemical manufacturers to press attorneys for the challengers on claims that a landmark risk analysis for the solvent ethylene oxide (EtO) is fatally flawed and cannot be the basis for agency action, signaling that their decision could probe scientific issues key to the review. Judge Bradley Garcia and Senior Judge Judith Rogers, both Democratic appointees on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia...

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