– Attorney General Ken Paxton led a 12-state coalition to challenge the
Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to ban all uses of
Chrysotile Asbestos. In doing so, EPA relies on old and often obsolete
data to reach its sweeping conclusion to ban the substance, and ignores
scientific, economic, legal, and constitutional considerations that cut
in the opposite direction. EPA’s decision rests on bad science and will
adversely affect Americans’ drinking water, as well as the plastic,
consumer goods, pharmaceutical, medical supply, and petrochemical
industries worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
ban a substance that has been used for decades based on data that is at
the same time both underdeveloped and obsolete reflects a rush to
judgment that we fear will have long-term consequences, not just on the
economy but on the safety of Americans,” the comment letter says.
Read the full letter here.