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January 5, 2015

Richard E. Engler Quoted In BNA Daily Environment Report Article “Regulators Urged to Focus on Function To Find Alternatives to Chemicals of Concern”

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

B&C Senior Policy Advisor Richard Engler, Ph.D., was quoted in a BNA Daily Environment Report article discussing the best ways to reduce or eliminate the use chemicals of concern by companies and regulators:

“Understanding the functional use of a chemical is vital to maximizing the sustainability of a solution to a particular problem,” Richard Engler, who served as leader of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Chemistry Program prior to joining the law firm of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., told Bloomberg BNA.  “Analysis of the functional use at the highest substitution level possible (function as service, for example), maximizes both the range of possible solutions as well as the sustainability benefits, including both environmental and economic outcomes. A drop-in replacement may have the least business risk, but it also may miss the greatest business opportunity.”