Schneider Applauds EPA Engagement With Lake County on EtO

September 30, 2021
Press Release

DEERFIELD, Ill. – Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the below statement following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) letter to the Lake County Board on ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions:


“I appreciate EPA Region 5’s detailed response to Lake County’s concerns about ethylene oxide emissions. After years of inaction by the Trump Administration, I welcome more concerted engagement by the Agency. In the House, I founded the bipartisan EtO Task Force to focus on the national impact of this carcinogen and develop national solutions to the problem. I am eager to continue working with the EPA to fully address our community’s concerns and to keep my constituents fully informed on our federal work to address EtO. I strongly believe federal air monitoring, stricter federal regulations on EtO, and collaborative engagement with EtO-impacted communities remain critical priorities for the EPA.”