States Sue EPA Over Public Data On Toxic Chemicals

Law360, New York (November 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Twelve states have launched a legal assault on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over new regulations allowing companies to limit public access to information about toxic chemicals they use, store and release into the environment.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, seeks to overturn the weakened reporting requirements and provide the public with the access they had in the past, New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.

“The EPA’s new regulations rob New Yorkers...
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