31 Dec '17, 3pm

Stalling EPA Ordered to Update Lead Paint Rules #care2

Stalling EPA Ordered to Update Lead Paint Rules #care2

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that American citizens’ best approach for saving the environment is to take the government to court . On Thursday, activists scored another amazing victory: the Environmental Protection Agency is obligated to create new lead paint safety rules – and pronto! Despite a wealth of evidence to demonstrate that lead paint poses serious health risks, the EPA has been ignoring calls to improve regulations, insisting it needed at least six more years of research before taking action. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals essentially laughed off this request, giving the agency just 90 days to cough up some solutions instead. Talk about instituting a much more efficient timetable. EPA director Scott Pruitt’s go-to move this year has been to try to stall, saying more time and research is needed before burdening corporations with regulations, as was ...

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