Policy & Regulation
Our coalition is working to repair our broken chemical policy system to protect against toxic chemical exposures.
Congress voted to pass a package of legislation that authorizes $170 million to respond to the Flint water crisis, with additional resources to address the national problem of lead exposure.
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.
Wednesday night, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a wide margin.
Quite frankly, the stories from Flint are hard to hear. It’s outrageous that families in Flint are charged some of the highest water bills in the nation for water that they can’t use. It’s unthinkable to most that the lead contamination crisis that began in Flint more than two years ago has not been “solved” by now. It’s unconscionable that Flint families are in the third year of being unable to turn on the faucet and get a drink of water.
EPA’s first major decision under the 2016 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform law is the choice of which chemicals to review first. The law requires that the agency choose at least ten chemicals from its existing Work Plan list within 180 days of enactment.
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.
Now that the final Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill is on the President’s desk, it is a good time to reflect on what it represents and what’s next.
Statement from Andy Igrejas, the Director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families