Policy & Regulation
Our coalition is working to repair our broken chemical policy system to protect against toxic chemical exposures.
Safer products are going to be easier than ever to identify, thanks to new changes to EPA’s product labeling program. Yesterday EPA announced changes to rebrand and improve their Design for the Environment (DFE) product labeling program, by announcing a new name and logo to enable families choose products like cleaners with safer chemicals, as well as a new labeling program for “fragrance-free” products.
The chemical industry should not get to dictate the terms by which it is regulated.
The jockeying among presidential hopefuls in recent weeks has generated a new round of criticism of what’s called the “Wealth Primary” – the informal, but often decisive vetting of candidates by mega-donors.
The new Vitter-Udall legislation isn’t just “not good enough.” It’s not good.
Legislation Comes in Advance of Senate Hearing Today, Senator Barbara Boxer introduced legislation to reform federal chemical policy. The bill precedes a March 18th Senate hearing on chemical policy in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. A few days ago, Senators Vitter and Udall introduced their own version of a chemical policy. Safer Chemicals, […]
Today, Senators David Vitter and Tom Udall formally introduced their legislation to reform federal chemical policy. The bill, however, is sufficiently flawed that it has drawn the opposition of the several hundred organizations that make up Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.
Federal reform of our broken national toxics law may be decades overdue, but our friends at States say at least 28 states will propose policies in the next year to reduce exposures to untested and toxic chemicals in consumer products.
You may have a seen a number of headlines earlier this month with variations on this theme: “New Study: Most Cancers Due to Bad Luck.”
Two weeks ago, an expected milestone of sorts in the debate over chemical policy seemed to turn abruptly into a headstone. Senators Vitter and Udall were expected to release a revised version of their Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) that responded to many of the concerns of health and environment leaders from across the country.
Today, press reported that a new “deal” on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act was scuttled at the last minute, prompting Senator Vitter to state he would start over with the original version of the bill (S.1009) next year.
This week, New York Senator Chuck Schumer will introduce a new bill, The Children and Firefighter Protection Act, to ban the ten most notoriously toxic flame retardant chemicals in residential upholstered furniture and children’s products, and to set up a process to examine and regulate other similar chemicals.