Pallone aims for complete ban on asbestos, blocking new EPA rule

Frank Pallone

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday vowed to press ahead with a bill that would fully ban asbestos use, a step aimed at thwarting a proposed federal Environmental Protection Agency rule that would allow manufacturers to use the substance under certain limited circumstances.

The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined by local labor leaders and the chief surgical officer at the Rutgers Cancer Institute, said a full prohibition on the use of asbestos is the only way to prevent exposure to the cancer-causing substance …

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