TSCA Reform

Trump Nominates New Head of EPA’s Chemical Safety Office

Trump Nominates Region 1 Chief to Lead EPA’s Chemical Safety Office   The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Region 1- New England was nominated to lead the agency’s national Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Alexandra Dunn has been EPA’s administrator in New England for almost a year. She is a …

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Democrats Demand Hearing on TSCA Implementation

  All 10 Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Environment wrote to Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Environment Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today renewing a request for the Chairmen to schedule a hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century …

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Communities and Groups Fight to Defend the Chemical Disaster Rule from Rollbacks by EPA

A coalition of community members, the National Environmental, Environmental Justice and Groups of Scientists from across the U.S.A asked Andrew Wheeler, the Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw the agency’s plan to roll back the implementation of the Chemical Disaster Rule. The Obama-era Chemical Disaster Rule was made to reduce …

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  The lawyer tapped to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Superfund task force, which oversees the cleanups of the most polluted places in the U S. worked with some of the top chemical and plastics manufacturer suspected of creating some of those polluted sites. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt created the Superfund Task Force to …

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EPA Administrator Pruitt to Allow New Uses of Asbestos

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will significantly reduce the criteria in its safety evaluations for asbestos and nine other chemicals based on the amended Toxic Substances Control Act. In the case of asbestos, the carcinogen that has caused the death of thousands of Americans, the EPA said …

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A Century of Progress In Chemical Regulation with One Little Initiative

  Proposition 65 co-author David Roe has published an opinion piece in the New York Times instructing its readers how they can fast track the regulation of toxic chemicals California style. In his article, Mr. Roe tells readers to look to California for the solution to cut through regulatory gridlock of chemical regulation at the …

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CAL/EPA and Six State AGs Oppose TSCA Reform Bill

  A bipartisan Senate bill to reform the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “presents an immediate threat” to California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulation according to Cal/EPA Secretary Matthew Rodriquez. In a letter to senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who has introduced her own TSCA reform bill in Congress, Rodriquez said the preemption provisions in the bipartisan …

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TSCA Reform Efforts Fail Once Again

  The prospect of reforming the 1970s-era Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) before the end of the 113th Congress have vanished, according to Senate staffers involved in the negotiations. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee had been negotiating with Sen. Tom Udall, (D-NM), since last year …

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