EPA Struggles To Ban Asbestos, Other Chemicals, Years After Congress Granted It New Powers

Washington Post by Timothy Puko

Washington, DC – Although Congress passed an overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act in 2016 with bipartisan support, the EPA has yet to finish one new rule under the law. The move to ban one of the last actively used forms of asbestos is the only proposal that could become a final rule by late this year. The grinding process has left health and safety advocates upset with how long the EPA is taking to carry out Congress’s effort to fix long-standing shortfalls in the country’s chemical regulations, itself a deal that took years of fighting to pass. For the full text, click here.