Posts by Andy Igrejas
By Andy Igrejas, campaign director If you’ve been following our campaign — or the debate over chemical policy — you know that we reached a milestone on April 15, when both the U.S. House and Senate unveiled strong legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As the House is planning action on the […]
This week the chemical industry is meeting in Baltimore for their annual GlobalChem Conference. Top on their agenda is how best to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our federal law for overseeing chemical safety. This is welcome news because TSCA is failing to protect public health and the environment from toxic chemicals. Under […]
One of the least-known casualties of the recent East Coast Snowmaggedon was a cancelled Congressional hearing called by Congressman Bobby Rush to focus on Persistent, Bioaccumulative Toxins (or PBTs). We hope it’s rescheduled soon because, for those advocating for chemical policy reform, PBTs are the equivalent of the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Congress is expected to introduce […]
Congress must hear the calls for strong, meaningful reform coming from all sectors – businesses looking to shore up consumer confidence in their products, mothers concerned about chemicals leaching from their baby’s bottles, and workers looking for a safe working environment.
This fall, we have an opportunity to overhaul our nation’s toxics policy. The mountains of scientific research can no longer be ignored. The millions of frustrated Americans can no longer be pacified. And, in a game-changing announcement from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration has demonstrated it will no longer accept the status quo.