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Today, under the newly reformed TSCA, the EPA proposed banning certain uses of the toxic chemical trichloroethylene (TCE).
Today the EPA announced the first ten chemicals that will undergo evaluation and regulation under recent reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Today EPA identified five chemicals that will receive “expedited action” under the new Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act.
This morning, President Obama will sign H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, into law. The legislation to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) passed the Senate earlier this month.
Statement from Andy Igrejas, the Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Statement from Andy Igrejas, the Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
Yesterday draft legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was circulated after several months of negotiations between the House and Senate. Representatives Pallone and Tonko, the Ranking Members for the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the relevant subcommittee also announced they were no longer in the final negotiations. In response, Andy Igrejas, Director of Safer Chemicals Healthy Families, released the following statement.
"Though improved, the legislation still has major problems," said Andy Igrejas, Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a 450 member coalition dedicated to TSCA reform.
Olympia – Today, the Washington State House Environment Committee heard testimony on legislation proposed by Governor Inslee that would change the way the state regulates toxic chemicals.
This week’s Chicago Tribune investigative series on flame retardant chemicals revealed deeply disturbing practices at the heart of the chemical industry.

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