With rumors swirling that the Senate could call a vote very soon on S.697, the Vitter-Udall chemical bill, four governors are raising fresh concerns about the bill, even as they encourage Congress to pass reform.
Just when you thought you weren't depressed enough with the 24 hour news cycle regurgitating nonstop stories about the failure of our government to do anything, it can actually get worse—when you witness it first hand for the very first time. Yes, Stupid Cancer went to Washington and this is my comedy of terrors.
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.
by Mike Schade – PVC Campaign Coordinator- Center for Health and Environmental Justice (CHEJ) CHEJ has been at the frontlines of fighting dioxin pollution for decades and is a valued member of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families. We Did It! After nearly 30 years of delays and interference from the chemical industry, the EPA finalized a critical […]
Originally published by the Huffington Post. By Andy Igrejas, National Campaign Director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a coalition of nearly 300 environmental health groups working to overhaul our failed federal chemicals policy. A fight that has been raging in state legislatures, corporate boardrooms, scientific journals and a shopping aisle near you for a decade […]
A few years ago, I noticed that my beautiful, vivacious seven-year-old daughter had breasts. Wasn’t this a little young? She was into Harry Potter, rainbow sherbet and puppies — not bras and pads.
This fall, we have an opportunity to overhaul our nation’s toxics policy. The mountains of scientific research can no longer be ignored. The millions of frustrated Americans can no longer be pacified. And, in a game-changing announcement from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration has demonstrated it will no longer accept the status quo.