Yesterday, at the Biden EPA’s request, a federal judge vacated a Trump EPA rule that would have weakened the agency’s ability to protect our health. Hundreds of thousands of Americans and hundreds of scientists spoke out against it, and attorneys general for 14 states and six cities took action in opposition.
It was encouraging to see that one of President Biden’s first executive orders directed EPA to review a number of TSCA-related actions by the Trump EPA. While the Biden administration has much to do to right the ship, here are three items we are glad to see on their “Build Back Better” list…
WASHINGTON, DC – In tomorrow’s Federal Register, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will formally announce withdrawal of rules proposed in 2017 banning methylene chloride’s (MC) commercial paint stripping uses, trichloroethylene’s (TCE) aerosol de-greasing and spot cleaning uses, and n-Methylpyrrolidone’s (NMP) paint stripping uses.