EPA regulations of, by, for lumber industry


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EPA regulations of, by, for lumber industry
KTLA-TV 5 Los Angeles |
"The Environmental Protection Agency approved an air pollution regulation this year that could save the wood products industry hundreds of millions of dollars. In doing so, the agency relied on a risk assessment generated by a chemical industry think tank, and a novel legal approach recommended by a timber industry lawyer. The regulation was ushered through the agency by senior officials with previous ties to the timber and chemical industries... The EPA rule, signed in February, did not mention the possible link to leukemia. Instead, it adopted a standard for exposure based on a cancer risk model developed by the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology. That assessment is about 10,000 times less stringent than the level previously used by the EPA."


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