Natural Resources Defense Council
This year, a great group of public health advocates and chemical industry lobbyists were thanked for spending our Valentine’s Day talking about chemicals with the EPA staff.
Wednesday was a big day. For the first time this year, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee discussed what it will take to pass strong laws on toxic chemicals. So, why was this Congressional hearing such a big deal?
In May, Senator Vitter and the late Senator Lautenberg introduced a bi-partisan bill to reform our federal law on toxic chemicals. The bill as drafted, has serious flaws, but provided a rare political breakthrough against deep partisan gridlock. Today’s hearing was the first discussion on a path forward since the compromise bill was introduced.
Today the President’s Cancer Panel issued a ground-breaking report to President Obama focusing on the role of the environment in cancer.
Lindsay Dahl, Deputy Campaign Director It’s been a week since Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced the groundbreaking Safe Chemicals Act of 2010. Now that we’ve had more time to look over the Senate bill and the discussion draft released by the House of Representatives on the same day, we are still pleased. We support most aspects […]