EPA Bans Hazardous Air Pollutant For First Time In Over 30 Years
This episode originally aired on January 19, 2022.
For the first time in over 30 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has added to its list of hazardous air pollutants.
The chemical, 1-bromopropane, is a powerful dry-cleaning solvent and has been linked to cancer among other chronic health problems.
Congress in 1990 established the original list of 180 hazardous air pollutants and gave the EPA broad powers to expand it.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher: we take a look at how a hazardous chemical landed on the EPA and why it took so long for it to happen.
- Dino Grandoni, reporter covering the Environmental Protection Agency, climate change and other environmental issues for The Washington Post
- Cinnamon Carlarne, law professor and associate dean for faculty and intellectual life at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law
- Michael Hansen, executive director of GASP
- Tosh Sagar, attorney for Earthjustice
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