Calif. Coalition Demands EPA Collect More Asbestos Info

Law360 (July 15, 2020, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to collect vital information about asbestos that could help it better understand the hazardous substance's risks and should be forced to do so, California and a coalition of states told a federal court.

California, Massachusetts and several other states said the agency was wrong to deny their petition that asked the EPA to gather more information about the import and use of asbestos, urging the court in a summary judgment motion Tuesday to force the government to act on the request. They allege the EPA's denial violated the Administrative Procedures Act.

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