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NRDC Suit Faces Hurdles But May Dissuade EPA Use Of New Chemicals Plan

June 18, 2018
Environmentalists' lawsuit challenging EPA's framework for reviewing new chemicals appears to face legal hurdles because it challenges a policy that is not yet final but it nevertheless appears to have dissuaded the agency from following the novel process it floated last year to speed chemical reviews, industry and environmental attorneys say. The lawsuit, filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) last January, appears to have had a “disquieting impact” on EPA efforts to speed new chemical reviews through the...

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