Volume 93 Issue 12 | pp. 33-35
Issue Date: March 23, 2015

Momentum For Updating The Federal Chemical Control Law Grows

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to rewrite the Toxic Substances Control Act
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: chemical regulation, TSCA, legislation

Efforts to update the federal law that governs commercial chemicals in the U.S. are picking up steam in the Senate. A bipartisan bill, introduced on March 10 by Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and David Vitter (R-La.), has garnered widespread attention and support from senators on both sides of the aisle. The measure, S. 697, would overhaul the outdated 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which nearly everyone agrees is ineffective at ensuring the safety of . . .

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