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    EPA’s Chemical Safety Rule Tests the Biden Administration’s Commitment to Environmental Justice

    In christening a new office of environmental justice, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan proclaimed Saturday that “underserved and overburdened communities are at the forefront of our work.”

    A stern test of that proclamation began just two days later. On Monday, the EPA held the first of three virtual listening sessions on the Biden administration’s proposal to strengthen its chemical disaster rule. Many safety measures were gutted by the Trump administration’s EPA, which was run by coal and chemical industry lobbyists. During the Trump administration, polluters were relieved of the need to tell the public what chemicals they store, to conduct analyses of safer technologies, to seek third-party audits after accidents, or conduct root-cause analyses of underlying, systemic reasons an accident occurred.

    From the listening session, it was…

    Read the full article originally published at blog.ucsusa.org.

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