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…
A new report from Europe today finds exposure to food and everyday electronic, cosmetic and plastic products containing hormone disrupting chemicals (also called endocrine disrupting chemicals – EDCs) may be costing up to €31 billion ($42 billion) per year in the European Union (EU). The report is authored by the European Health and Environment Alliance
With the elections behind us, it’s time to take stock of their meaning for our chemical reform effort. In short: things are looking bright. There will certainly be a debate in the full U.S. Senate and in statehouses around the country next year. We are in a good position to win that debate.
By Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director As you may have heard, the first vote on overhauling our outdated chemical policies in 36 years is now scheduled for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee this Wednesday. The stakes for the vote are very high and what happens around it may determine whether we have reform anytime […]
You know what’s extreme? Daring to use the same dirty tricks Big Tobacco did decades ago. The audacity it takes for the chemical industry to implement and use the same deceptive tactics of distorting science, creating front groups and lying about the efficacy and safety of their chemicals is in fact, extreme. But we’re not […]
by Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director This week the American chemical industry gathered for its annual Global Chem conference in Baltimore, and whatever flicker of light that had appeared in recent years that it was prepared to reform itself seems to have dimmed. There wasn’t a single panel or workshop on their agenda that deals with […]
By Andy Igrejas, Campaign Director, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families I want to start by thanking everyone who called, emailed and watched your Senators before and during the hearing on the Safe Chemicals Act on November 17th. Your attention made a difference. It helped build our momentum and shaped the positive outcomes of the hearing. […]
Coalition for Chemical Safety throws first member under the bus