December 2, 2021
EPA given new authority over toxic chemicals

Obama To Sign Revamped Toxic Chemical Rules, Give EPA New Authority

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Along with updating rules for tens of thousands of everyday chemicals used in household cleaners, clothing and furniture, the bill also sets safety standards for harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and styrene, and minerals such as asbestos.

The Associated Press reported White House press secretary Josh Earnest saying the bill was an outlier in a political climate in which the two parties agree on little.