Eleven AGs Filed Lawsuit Challenging EPA's Unlawful Delay of Chemical Accident Safety Rule

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led a coalition of 11 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “for illegally delaying a vital rule meant to protect communities, workers, and first responders from dangerous chemical accidents. The rule — the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements or the 'Chemical Accident Safety Rule' — makes critical improvements to Congressionally-mandated protections against explosions, fires, poisonous gas releases, and other accidents at more than 12,000 facilities across the country—including over 200 in New York—that store and use toxic chemicals.”