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EPA Must Examine Effects of Clean Air Act Regulations on Jobs

Under a recent summary judgment decision from a federal district judge, the EPA must continuously examine the effects that certain Clean Air Act (CAA) regulations have on employment in the coal industry specifically and other industries more broadly. This means the EPA will be subject to increased requirements before taking action under the CAA. The ruling … Continue Reading

Toxic Substances Control Act Revised for the 21st Century

On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act into law.  The Act is the first significant change to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act in 40 years and amends the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) methods for reviewing chemical substances before they are marketed and allowed to be used in consumer products. … Continue Reading

Senate Passes Legislation to Reform the Toxic Substances Control Act

On December 17, 2015, the United States Senate passed a bill by voice vote that updates the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976.  The bipartisan supported legislation would implement major changes to TSCA, which regulates the manufacturing and sale of chemicals. TSCA requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate new and existing chemical … Continue Reading
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