This Thanksgiving many of us will gather with friends and family and think about all we have to be thankful for. This time to reflect couldn’t come at a better time after the mentally exhausting election we just experienced.
I won’t lie. The results of the election will make our work harder in D.C. We should expect a Trump Administration to severely weaken the US EPA, which means newly passed chemical reforms could be delayed or severely weakened. The new administration could block the rights of states to take action on chemicals, and the chemical industry will be fighting tooth and nail for their favorite insiders to be appointed to key positions. The chemical industry will be fighting tooth and nail for their favorite insiders to be appointed to key positions. Continue reading
This week the US Senate finished up the job of passing a major overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – the federal law regulating toxic chemicals. Unfortunately, Congress failed to give American families, consumers, and health-affected communities what they desperately want: assurance that toxic chemicals in consumer products won’t harm their health. That’s why state governments, environmental health watchdogs, and everyday individuals will continue to play a vital role in protecting health from harmful chemicals. Continue reading
Toxic Substances Control Act Update Could Leave Washingtonians Without Critical Health Protections From Toxic Chemicals
Seattle, WA – This week Congress is set to vote on an update to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) – the federal law regulating toxic chemicals that has not been updated since 1976. The vote could come as early as today. Continue reading
CNN aired this excellent report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the safety of chemical flame retardants. It chronicles the chemical industry’s nefarious tactics to defeat state legislation that would keep these toxic chemicals out of our homes. Continue reading