Earthjustice Applauds Boxer-Markey Bill to Reform TSCA

Proposal puts public health at the core of chemical policy reform; a stark contrast to the recent Vitter-Udall bill favored by the chemical industry


Andrea Delgado, Earthjustice, (202) 797-5240

Today, Senator Barbara Boxer and Senator Markey introduced a bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The proposal stands in sharp contrast to a bill recently introduced by Senators Vitter and Udall that is favored by the chemical industry with broad opposition from public health, labor and environmental organizations.

In response, Martin Hayden, Earthjustice’s Vice President of Policy and Legislation issued the following statement:

“At the core of our nation’s chemical policy must be the protection of the consumers, workers and the most vulnerable and overexposed populations from toxic chemicals. For decades, this policy has failed to provide these fundamental protections.

“We applaud Senator Boxer and Senator Markey for a meaningful proposal that puts the public and the environment before the interests of chemical companies while respecting state authority to better protect their citizens.”

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C (Architect of the Capitol)

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