Lawmakers Seek To Block IRIS, TSCA Assessments, Amid Industry Battles

February 2, 2024
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has joined with two Republican senators in introducing legislation aimed at blocking EPA chemical risk assessments under its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) programs. The bills are winning praise from chemical and farm groups that fear the assessments will drive tough rules for ethylene oxide (EtO), formaldehyde and other substances. But they are unlikely to advance in the Democratic-controlled Senate and will likely face stiff opposition from the Biden administration...

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