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—This morning, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its final risk evaluation for Methylene Chloride—finding unreasonable risk of injury from 47 of 53 uses examined, including the use of methylene chloride in paint and coating removers.