Environmental justice groups hope the deal will restore a funding source to clean up Superfund sites: an excise tax on chemicals.
Environmental groups say people living near industrial chemical facilities could soon get better information on what’s being spewed into the air around them when accidents happen.
"The public has a right to know": Fracking companies don't have to disclose chemicals linked to health concerns
With drilling and fracking, the ingredients that make up the chemicals used to obtain oil and gas are legally allowed to be kept confidential.
The agency approved chemicals that carry risks including tumors and poisoning of the lungs.