2BInformed: The EPA’s Impact on Supply Chains and Climate Change, and defining “Unreasonable Risk”
On this week’s episode of 2BInformed, Erik Baptist and Charlotte Bertrand discuss critical supply chains, climate change, and the meaning of “unreasonable risk” under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Erik and Charlotte discuss possible ramifications to U.S. supply chains due to the EPA’s restrictions and requirements under the New Chemicals Program, which have delayed domestic chemical manufacturing. Charlotte describes how “part of national security is being able to have a strong supply chain. It is being able to ensure that there is manufacturing capability within the United States.” The pair then considers the possible role of TSCA in regulating greenhouse gas emissions and how EPA may determine whether a chemical presents an “unreasonable risk” under TSCA.