Court Orders Chemical Safety Board to Get Cracking on Reporting Rules

From: Reuters

“A federal judge in Washington, DC has ordered a federal agency to issue rules in the next 12 months for reporting accidental chemical releases, handing environmental groups a victory. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta on Monday granted summary judgement to a coalition of environmental groups that had sued to for the U.S. Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) to end a decades long delay in issuing rules for reporting accidents involving toxic releases that cause air pollution,rejecting the board’s argument that the groups had no standing to sue.”

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