EPA Risk Assessment Is Too Political: Democrats

Law360, New York (April 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Democratic lawmakers have challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's revised method of assessing the risk of toxic chemicals, arguing in a Senate hearing that the White House is now too involved and could easily put politics before science and safety.

“Under EPA’s new approach politics can be – and already has been – injected into multiple stages in the process,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said Tuesday at a committee hearing on the issue.

Earlier this month,...
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