Today’s theme seems to be just that in the heading – organisations not fit for purpose or people who betray core principles.
With asbestos – look, the material is either carcinogenic or not, bad for humans in some way … or not. So which is it? If it is, then no sophistry by the EPA is going to alter that:
Fast Company recently reported on the potential comeback of one of the most infamous building materials of recent memory. Asbestos is now legally allowed back into U.S. manufacturing under a series of loopholes by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As Fast Company reported, on June 1, the EPA authorized a “SNUR” (Significant New Use Rule) that allowed the distribution of products containing asbestos on a case-by-case basis.
According to Fast Company, the EPA’s recently released report detailing its new framework for evaluating the risk of its top prioritized substances states that the agency will “no longer consider the effect or presence of substances in the air, ground, or water in its risk assessments.”
Why would the EPA backtrack?