House committee advances bill to ban asbestos

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:18

The House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would restrict the use of asbestos.The bill bans the production, use and importation of asbestos, implementing a complete ban on the substance within a year of the bill’s passage.The asbestos legislation follows a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that critics say could reintroduce asbestos use. The EPA hailed the rule as the first significant action taken on the mesothelioma-causing substance in 30 years, requiring better documentation of use of asbestos to ensure it doesn’t enter the marketplace.Read more...https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/471181-house-committee-forwards-bill-to-ban-asbestos