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Novel Enforcement Case Driving GOP Effort To Overhaul EPA's IRIS Program

September 07, 2017
Republicans on the House science committee are citing novel EPA and state enforcement efforts at a Louisiana chemical plant, based on a cancer risk estimate for chloroprene from the agency's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), to make the case for their efforts to de-fund or overhaul the program, starting with a budget rider that would eliminate any IRIS funding in fiscal year 2018. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), chairman of the House science committee's environment subcommittee, is offering an amendment to...

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