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January 9, 2017

Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Quoted In Wired Article On New Chemical Regulations

The ACTA Group

On January 9, 2017, Richard E. Engler, Ph.D., Senior Chemist with The Acta Group (Acta®), was quoted in “The Chemical Industry’s Having a Bad Reaction to New Regs.”

As a result, some chemists feel like they must dial back their ambitions to pass review. “New chemicals are taking significantly longer to get through the EPA process now,” says Rich Engler, a chemical consultant with environmental law firm Bergeson & Campbell. “If I were advising a client I would tell them to only try to develop something low hazard, because those are the only ones proceeding through right now.” Engler previously worked for 17 years as a senior staff scientist in the EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics.