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Protest against EPA lead rules planned for Washington

Post Time:Apr 07,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:108

The New York City/Long Island chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is spearheading an April 15 protest in Washington, D.C., to ask for a delay and modifications to new lead paint rules set to go in effect April 22. Organizers have reached out to numerous other NARI chapters and other groups "hoping for thousands" of contractors to turn out for the event.

"We can either lead the way to amend this legislation or stand back and watch the industry drive off a cliff," says David Hauser of Daystar Windows in Farmington, N.Y., one of the contractors on the rally committee. Plans for the event are still under development, but organizers are hoping to attract Congressional representatives, as well as representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency. "We need dialogue," Hauser states. "We want to hear their side of the story," according to an April 5 Window & Door report.

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