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Fri Apr 17, 2020, 08:30 PM

White House moves to weaken EPA rule on toxic compounds

WASHINGTON — The Trump White House intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications between the White House and Environmental Protection Agency.

The documents show that the White House Office of Management and Budget formally notified the EPA by email last July that it was stepping into the crafting of the rule on the compound, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, used in nonstick and stain-resistant frying pans, rugs, and countless other consumer products.

The White House repeatedly pressed the agency to agree to a major loophole that could allow substantial imports of the PFAS-tainted products to continue, greatly weakening the proposed rule. EPA pushed back on the White House demand for the loophole, known as a “safe harbor” provision for industry.

Pushed again in January, the agency responded, “EPA opposes proposing a safe harbor provision, but is open to a neutrally-worded request for comment from the public" on the White House request.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-moves-to-weaken-epa-rule-on-toxic-compounds/ar-BB12NxLa?li=BBnb7Kz

Trump should take all the toxic shit he wants but spare the rest of us.

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Fri Apr 17, 2020, 08:43 PM

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TY, Yo!

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