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New TRI Rules Will Significantly Reduce Public Knowledge, GAO Says

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· Story link The Environmental Protection Agency failed to follow its own rulemaking guidelines in rewriting the requirements for industry…

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The Environmental Protection Agency failed to follow its own rulemaking guidelines in rewriting the requirements for industry reporting Toxic Release Inventories, The Government Accountability Office said in a report to Congress. The GAO report also said the TRI changes will have a “significant impact on information available to the public about dozens of toxic chemicals from thousands of facilities” across the country. (1/8/07)