Its a fairly bland press release, but it has a number of important points to make.
The perception of many is that chemical volumes increase year on year and so heath and environment risks must be increasing. In reality this is untrue. Over the last two years the movement of chemicals in the United Kingdom alone has reduced by up to 100 million tonnes!So the common fallacy behind the push for regulation is wrong.
Governments are relying less and less on science and more on opinion. The problem with regulatory groups is that their existence relies on regulating! They seldom allow time to complete a task before offering more regulation.There is always a stock reason though
When using a 'precautionary principle' it is not too difficult for them to justify their actions.And to finish on a positive note.
The number of legal actions being taken against the EU is growing.I won't hold my breath, but I am happy to support anyone fighting back.