Herb Estreicher Quoted in Inside TSCA Article
Keller and Heckman Partner Herb Estreicher was quoted in the Inside TSCA article, “Trade Groups Urge Regan to Embrace TSCA ‘Partnership’ with Industry.” The article discusses how scores of trade associations are calling on new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to continue what they describe as the agency’s “partnership” with industry and other stakeholders on TSCA implementation.
The more than 65 trade associations that make up the American Alliance for Innovation sent Regan a letter warning that “transparency and clear communication” will be necessary for EPA to implement the 2016 reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
In their letter, the industry groups argued against an adversarial approach to TSCA, saying transparency and clear communication between EPA, industry, consumers, and others is key to ensuring that TSCA is implemented effectively and efficiently – which will be key towards enhancing public confidence in the safety of chemicals and the regulatory process.
During Keller and Heckman’s January 13, 2021 TSCA 30/30 webinar, Herb offered a more critical view of the TSCA program’s judicial record under Trump, saying, “Environmental groups have been remarkably successful in my view in terms of litigating against the Trump EPA in all areas, not just on TSCA. It’s not clear the new administration will be interested in engaging in litigation and they’re probably going to do things that the environmentalists want them to do on their own initiative.”
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