Environmentalists Attack Industry’s ‘Negligence’ In Call To Tighten PBT Rules

May 19, 2021
Environmental groups are pushing back on industry calls to loosen EPA’s TSCA rules governing five persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) chemicals, saying the widespread difficulty eliminating use of a key flame retardant is due to several sectors’ “inexcusable negligence” in preparing for the new limits rather than any fault in the policy. In joint May 17 comments , three groups argue that industry has shown “no evidence to date” to support calls for loosening or greatly delaying enforcement of its...

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