Trade Group Says EPA's Delay Of Rules Boosts Safety

By Chuck Stanley (March 16, 2018, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Opponents of a risk management rule for chemicals on Friday urged a D.C. Circuit panel to quash an effort by environmental groups to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement the Obama-era regulations, saying the rules could threaten national security.

Disclosure requirements under changes to the EPA's Accidental Release Prevention Requirements are overly broad, and could allow nefarious actors to get hold of sensitive information about weaknesses in security for dangerous chemicals, Hunton & Williams LLP's Shannon S. Broome, arguing for the Chemical Safety Advocacy Group, said at oral arguments.

The 20-month delay ordered last year by the Trump administration...

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