23 Apr '11, 2am

Happy (Flat) Earth Day

The problem isn’t just with Congress. The White House is currently sitting on two modest rules proposed by EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act, that would increase the information available to the public (and EPA) about the production, use, exposure and potential risks of toxic chemicals. One of these efforts – to publish a list of four “chemicals of concern” (out of 84,000 unregulated chemicals available for use in commerce) has been languishing for nearly a year – and that is just to make a formal proposal , not to finalize it. The other rule, to require the chemical industry to provide basic information about chemicals more frequently, and report it electronically, is largely opposed by much of the chemical industry and its cousin the oil industry (some elements just call for delaying the requirements – for five to 15 years). The industry is making the same unfou...

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