NCHR Comments to EPA on Use of Lead Free Pipes

May 17, 2017. We strongly support the EPA’s efforts to establish labeling requirements and assure compliance with lead free standards for plumbing products intended for potable water systems. These regulations will help professionals, including manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, to more easily identify lead free materials and prevent the use of those that are not. Ultimately, this will reduce consumers’ exposure to lead in drinking water and help to prevent its serious, detrimental, and often irreparable health effects.

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Letter to Pruitt Concerning Beck Hiring for Senior Position at EPA

May 10, 2017. We are troubled and distressed by reports that you have hired Dr. Nancy Beck, a policy advocate at the American Chemistry Council (ACC), as a senior political appointee in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In this post, Dr. Beck will be well-positioned to direct the EPA staff to implement the same science and policy agenda that she played a central role in developing for ACC and its members, presenting a serious conflict of interest.

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