25 Jul '12, 2pm

Great news! The #SafeChemicalsAct is voted on and PASSED! On to the @SenateFloor!

WASHINGTON (July 25, 2012) -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today approved long-overdue legislation to reform the 35-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The following is a statement from Daniel Rosenberg, director of the toxic chemicals reform project at the Natural Resources Defense Council, on the Safe Chemicals Act (S. 847): “Americans today moved one step closer to the chemical protections we deserve. For the first time since 1976, comprehensive TSCA reform has been voted out of a committee. This sets the stage for the Senate to finally give the Environmental Protection Agency the tools it needs to protect all of us from toxic chemicals found in products we use every day. “While the panel voted along party lines, with all Republicans opposing the measure, outside the Beltway support for stronger protections against toxic chemicals is not a...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2012/120725.asp

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