13 Jun '12, 4pm

EU REACH Law Used by US Lobbyists to Bash LEED

EU REACH Law Used by US Lobbyists to Bash LEED

Anyone interested in green building has been following the evolution of the new LEED standard closely. TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter has delivered ample coverage which most recently saw the delay of voting on LEED 2012 (which will now be called LEED v4 as the voting is deferred until 2013). The rescheduled vote arises at least in part due to LEED bashing by the plastics industry . The big stick the plastics lobbyists are using against LEED is REACH , a European law that lobbyists are calling an "anti-chemical system". What is REACH Anyhow? REACH stands for R egistration, E valuation, and A uthorization of CH emicals. REACH became law in the European Union in 2006.Since becoming law, the first round of chemical registrations have been completed. The first round covered all chemicals placed on the market by one legal entity in annual quantities of over 1000 tons; or substance dan...

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