One Planet: How the Trump administration’s EPA is dismantling chemical safety regulations
On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss how the Trump administration’s EPA is dismantling chemical safety regulations that impact the health of millions of Americans.
In 2016, Congress passed a bipartisan law that gave the EPA the power to ban dangerous carcinogens such as asbestos and formaldehyde. But after intense lobbying from the chemical industry, the administration decided to weaken the chemical safety law by scaling back safety evaluations. How are citizens and environmental groups responding?
Sharon Lerner, environmental reporter for The Intercept
Melanie Benesh, legislative attorney at the Environmental Working Group
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