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While it’s tempting to dismiss President Joe Biden’s power with a divided Congress, his political appointees are wreaking havoc behind the scenes. None are more dangerous than the environmentalists waging war on American industry. With the election looming, they’re racing to cement sweeping regulatory changes that will eliminate jobs, raise prices and jeopardize our national security.
Congress is standing up for common sense with legislation that can curb these threats, starting with a little-known program within the Environmental Protection Agency called the Integrated Risk Information System, or IRIS. Created out of thin air in 1985 without Congressional authorization, EPA is weaponizing the program to exaggerate the health risks of everyday chemicals and help political agencies justify innovation-killing restrictions.
Just look at what’s happening with formaldehyde, a naturally occurring substance that is produced by trees, fires and our own bodies. Americans depend on this chemical for medical devices, agricultural products, building materials and automobiles. Yet IRIS is trying to set an air concentration limit below what is produced naturally — or what can even be detected.
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