Environment & Energy Report

Firms Oppose Plan to Scrap EPA’s ‘Safer Choice’ Chemicals Program

Feb. 12, 2018, 8:26 PM

The EPA’s plan to ditch a “green” chemical labeling program would frustrate a growing customer base interested in safer cleaners and consumer products, according to companies and trade associations.

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request, released Feb. 12, would for the second straight year propose to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency’s pollution prevention initiatives, which includes EPA’s Safer Choice program.

The program provides a logo recognizing cleaning, car care, pet care, and other products provided every ingredient meets strict safety criteria. Ingredients must not increase the risk of cancer, harm reproduction and development, or be persistent in the...

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