The EPA is looking to regulate chemicals found in some widely used products
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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, has been under a cloud for his personal spending decisions, and frequent meetings with industries his agency regulates. In a surprise move, the EPA Tuesday announced plans to pursue new regulations on a class of chemicals used to make things like Teflon and Scotchgard. Environmental groups, dubious of the move by the agency say new regulations could take years to come.
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