12 May '11, 3pm

Chemical Policy Reform Would Create US Jobs

Federal chemical policy reform would create sustainable jobs in the U.S. chemical industry while protecting public health and the environment, according to a report released today. The study, produced by the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) and commissioned by the BlueGreen Alliance, shows that innovation in sustainable chemistry can reverse the industry's job shedding trend in a market that increasingly requires cleaner, safer production. The study counters the chemical industry's primary argument against updating the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and a coalition of nearly 300 environmental health groups, is urging Congress to consider it closely. Just last month Senators Frank Lautenberg and four others introduced the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 to curtail dangerous chemicals used in everyday products with known links to cancer, learning disabilitie...

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