The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that it will begin evaluating ten chemicals under the new federal chemicals law passed this summer. The list includes asbestos, the dry cleaning chemical tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene), and dioxane, a cancer-causing chemical found in baby shampoos and other personal care products. Continue reading
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