|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 16 Sep 2011 17:43:26 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, HEALTH: TCE Assessment Delayed|
[Please excuse duplicate postings.] Greens See Politics Trumping Science as EPA Delays Chemical Assessment By JEREMY P. JACOBS Greenwire/New York Times September 16, 2011President Obama's decision to abandon U.S. EPA's new air pollution standards for ozone early this month sparked angry reactions from environmentalists and made headlines nationwide.
But Obama's administration made another controversial regulatory move the same day that few noticed: EPA delayed the release of its assessment of health risks posed by trichloroethylene (TCE), according to multiple sources, including an EPA official.
More than 10 years in the making, the health assessment is a step that might lead to standards on TCE, a common industrial solvent that is suspected of causing cancer.
EPA's delay frustrated green groups who accuse the White House of sidelining its environmental agenda to placate industry as Obama's re- election campaign ramps up. Environmentalists also say the White House is meddling in EPA's Integrated Risk Management System (IRIS) program, which drafted the TCE report and is supposed to be driven by science.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/09/16/16greenwire-greens-see- politics-trumping-science-as-epa-de-14349.html
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