EPA Owns Up To Blowing Deadline To Limit Perchlorate

Law360, New York (August 31, 2016, 6:06 PM EDT) -- In response to a lawsuit by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged in New York federal court Wednesday that it had failed its legal obligation to propose and promulgate regulations on perchlorate, a toxic chemical that can pollute drinking water.

An attorney for the EPA, Emily Elizabeth Bretz of the New York U.S. Attorney's Office, said the government "blew it," missing two deadlines it essentially set for itself when the agency determined that it should regulate perchlorate in drinking water. Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, the EPA had 24 months from their February 2011 declaration...

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