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States Sue to Overturn EPA’s Changes to TRI

10:56 AM MST | November 29, 2007 | Kara Sissell

New York and 11 other states have sued EPA for changes it made last year to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). New York state attorney general Andrew Cuomo (D.) says the suit seeks to restore the public’s right to information on chemical hazards, "despite the Bush administration’s best attempts to hide it." EPA last year finalized rules that raised the TRI reporting threshold from 500 lbs/year to 5,000 lbs/year. An attempt by EPA to have companies report TRI emissions data every two years, instead of the current annual requirement, was...

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