A person dressed in protective gear handling toxic substances in a warehouse.


The pro­duc­tion and han­dling of tox­i­cs and oth­er harm­ful chem­i­cals are reg­u­lat­ed under a series of statutes admin­is­tered by the Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA) and the Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (DOT).


The Trump admin­is­tra­tion took a series of actions to delay, weak­en, or roll­back tox­i­cs and chem­i­cal reg­u­la­tions under the charge of the EPA and DOT. State attor­neys gen­er­al stepped in to ensure that the EPA and DOT act to pro­tect com­mu­ni­ties from tox­i­cs and harm­ful chemicals.