EPA Seeks Time To Mull Rule On Dry Clean Chemical

Law360, New York (April 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In light of the change in administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked a federal appeals court for some time to reconsider the government's position in a dispute over rules governing a cancer-linked chemical used by dry cleaners.

The case stems from a challenge the Sierra Club mounted in 2006 against a proposed EPA rule that would have ordered only a phase-out of the use of perchloroethylene by dry cleaners located in apartment buildings by 2020. The Sierra Club contends that the EPA should implement...
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