Policy & Regulation
Our coalition is working to repair our broken chemical policy system to protect against toxic chemical exposures.
By Bob Sussman, former Senior Policy Counsel to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson On April 29, Mr. Shimkus convened a hearing of the Environment and Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to solicit reactions to the latest Republican rewrite of the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA). Not surprisingly, industry witnesses hailed the new draft […]
Yesterday the House Energy and Commerce Committee met to discuss reforming our out of date law on toxic chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The second version of the Chemicals in Commerce Act discussion draft (our response can be found here) made some small progress towards protecting public health from toxic chemicals. The underlying framework however […]
House Energy and Commerce Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today unveiled a redraft of legislation purporting to modernize the nation’s outdated chemical laws. The previous draft has been criticized by public health and environment groups for rolling back some of the few protections provided by current law.
Thousands spurred to action across the country
Just last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a discussion draft called the Chemicals in Commerce Act, in an attempt to “reform” the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). After an initial analysis of the bill from our policy experts, it became clear that the bill does more to create rollbacks favored by […]
Speakers include: Andy Igrejas of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, Dr. Philip Landrigan of Mount Sinai, Maureen Swanson of Learning Disabilities Association, Matthew Zachary of Stupid Cancer, and Daniel Rosenberg of Natural Resources Defense Council
Making sense of the new House legislation Last Thursday, Representative Shimkus, Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, unveiled new draft legislation called the Chemicals in Commerce Act. A more detailed analysis of the bill can be found here. The purpose of this blog, however, is to explore what […]
By Sarah Doll, Safer States Well, the chemical industry interests are reaching deep into their bag of tricks with the draft “Chemicals In Commerce Act” released by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) this week. Who do they think they’re fooling? This draft is a vehicle for more secrets, more safety data loopholes, and faster introduction of untested […]
This morning Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families will host a press call with health leaders to weigh in on the recently introduced Chemicals in Commerce Act. Their biographies are listed below. The press call will be published live later this afternoon. Our statement on the “discussion draft” can be found here. Feb 28, 2014, Health leaders […]
Representative Shimkus (R-IL), the Chairman of the Environment and Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, unveiled legislation titled the “Chemicals in Commerce Act” that would update the 37 year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).