Converging On Reform | February 14, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 7 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 89 Issue 7 | pp. 30-31
Issue Date: February 14, 2011

Converging On Reform

Senate panel hears arguments for rewriting federal chemical control law
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: TSCA, Senate

Two freshman senators attending their first hearing on the federal chemical control law might have expected discord among the witnesses. This would have been reasonable because those testifying before them on Feb. 3 represented divergent interests—the chemical industry, the environmental community, and the Obama Administration.

Instead, Sens. Michael R. Johanns (R-Neb.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) heard harmony—albeit not unison—in the witnesses’ calls to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). That law, which governs the . . .

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