"Chemicals: EPA Flouted Law By Delaying Formaldehyde Rule — Judge"

"Greens notched a court victory Friday as a California judge ruled that U.S. EPA unlawfully delayed an Obama-era rule aiming at limiting formaldehyde emissions from wood products.

Judge Jeffrey White of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California found that the agency exceeded its authority when it issued the delay.

The court "cannot endorse an interpretation that permits the EPA to exercise its authority 'in a manner that is inconsistent with the administrative structure that Congress enacted into law,'" White wrote.

Formaldehyde is used in the production of composite wood products such as plywood and particle board. It's a known carcinogen that can cause myeloid leukemia and respiratory issues and can reduce fertility."

Amanda Reilly reports for Greenwire February 19, 2018.

Source: Greenwire, 02/20/2018