The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ordered the EPA to revise standards for lead paints within 90 days in order to protect children.
The court ruled that the EPA had been taking too long to address a 2009 petition that wanted them to further restrict lead paint. The judges issued a rare “writ of mandamus” that requires the litigant to take action. The EPA must now propose a new rule within 90 days and make the rule final within a year. (source) 2:15 p.m. ET December 27, 2017