The chemical industry
The House unveiled a new version of the TSCA Modernization Act (H.R. 2576) last week and it will be voted on by the full House Energy and Commerce Committee tomorrow. We’ve generally been positive about the direction of this effort, in spite of the problems in the original discussion draft for a few reasons: The […]
Action Taken in Minnesota Benefits People in New Mexico
The choice presented by the bill is a false one. The pace of EPA chemical reviews under the bill is very modest, arguably more modest than the recent pace of state action. The first does not require the cancellation of the second. The solution to the problem is fairly simple: amend the bill so that no state is blocked from acting until and unless EPA has taken its own action to restrict a toxic chemical.
The Democrats on the relevant House subcommittee proposed fixes to the Chemicals in Commerce Act, the deeply flawed reform legislation sponsored by the subcommittee’s chairman, John Shimkus (R-IL). Rather than engage on the proposed fixes, the industry dismissed it…
By Laura MacCleery Laura is a mom and valued Safer Chemicals Blogger – check out her blog Laura’s Rules and follow her on Twitter. Here’s a basic truth every Mom knows: it’s far easier to avoid making a mess than to clean it up after the fact. And here’s another fundamental rule we all tell […]
We recently learned some startling things about the chemical industry. Since 2005 they have spent $375 million dollars on elections and lobbying Congress. In just the third quarter of 2012, the chemical industry trade association spent $3.48 million dollars lobbying Congress to block reform. And in the first six months of this year, Dow Chemical […]
Cancer and chemical contamination in Kentucky By Harold McDaniel My name is Harold McDaniel, and I’m a former employee of the chemical industry. I’ve called western Kentucky my home for over thirty years, and like many people who live in middle America, I’m a self-identified conservative. This belief is one of the reasons I strongly […]
Big thanks to our coalition partners Healthy Child, Healthy World for organizing a Twitter party designed to help our movement get informed and mobilized for real reform! Here’s more detailed information on the Tweet-up from the Healthy Child, Healthy World web site. . . Parents should not have to be toxicologists to have a safe home. […]
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 […]
Our campaign saw lots of action last week – all of it bolstering our conviction that Congress will act to reduce toxic chemicals in our lives this year.
The Chemical industry is arming up, hiring PR firms and old hands from the tobacco industry to fight anticipated Congressional action on toxics. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has been turning in some excellent investigative reporting on this issue.