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Biden Day 1 Presages ‘Far More Aggressive’ Chemicals Stance (1)

Jan. 20, 2021, 8:56 PM; Updated: Jan. 20, 2021, 10:26 PM

More than a quarter of the Trump-era EPA rules and decisions that the Biden administration will review deal with chemicals, signaling the agency’s oversight of potentially dangerous substances will be a top priority.

Eleven of the 48 Trump-era environment and public health rules and actions President Joe Biden’s administration announced Wednesday it will review involve decisions the Environmental Protection Agency made about commercial chemicals implementing the Toxic Substances Control Act. Two others addressed pesticides.

“We would expect a Biden administration to take a far more aggressive approach to implementation of TSCA,” said Tom Berger, a partner in Keller and Heckman...

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