Monthly Archives: August 2018

PART 1: EPA rams through its reckless review scheme for new chemicals under TSCA, your health be damned

Overruling the recommendations of its own longtime professional staff, political appointees at EPA have begun green-lighting new chemicals to enter commerce using an approach that shows contempt for the letter and intent of the 2016 reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EDF blogged recently about the new approach and how it drastically deviates from what the law requires. Read more...
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Head of California Air Resources Board Takes to Twitter to Teach the History of Smog

California Air Resources Board (CARB) chair Mary Nichols tweeted out a thread yesterday that summed up some of the history behind California’s efforts to clean up car emissions. Those efforts are, once again, under threat from the federal government, as the EPA has published plans to loosen standards for vehicle fuel efficiency as well as greenhouse gas emissions. The proposed rule would also remove California’s right to set its own standards–even though the issue of California receiving...
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