Earthjustice has sued US EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson for his organization's failure to regulate toxic emissions from PVC manufacturing facilities.
The US EPA has been embroiled in litigation for years over the organization's failure to adopt comprehensive regulations in compliance with Clean Air Act provisions relating to PVC manufacturing. In 2005, the US EPA's 1970's era PVC manufacturing regulations were deemed insufficient by a federal appeals court. The manufacturing of PVC can result in the release of large quantities of toxic chemicals, like vinyl chloride monomer (VCM).
CAW and PVC:
- Learn About AB 2505, which would phase out the use of PVC in packaging in California.