Since the 1970s, mesothelioma groups have urged the EPA to ban asbestos, citing the link between the substance and malignant mesothelioma and other illnesses. Still, the agency has not banned its use. Now Attorneys General from multiple states have joined forces with asbestos advocacy groups to sue the agency in federal court. The argument centers on the federal agency’s changes to its review process regarding the uses of asbestos.
The EPA needs to prove either that there was no rational connection for the agency’s decision not to include additional data on the impact of asbestos, that they failed to consider an important aspect of the problem, or that their decision was implausible.
EPA responded that it had reviewed sufficient information on mesothelioma, asbestos and other pertinent information from various sources and did not act “arbitrarily or capriciously” in its denial of a request to review more data.
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