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toxic chemicals

Chemical Safety Overhaul Passes Senate, Earns Industry Praise

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) — the US’ primary chemical regulation — moved closer to getting a years-in-the-making overhaul late Thursday night as the US Senate approved the chemical safety bill. The Senate passed the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act by a unanimous … Read more »

Electronics, Auto Industries Want ‘Cohesive Federal Chemical Management’

Leading US electronics and automotive industry associations are backing a bipartisan bill that aims to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, Chemical Watch reports. According to the publication, the Alliance of Automotive Manufacturers (AAM) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) favor the bipartisan Vitter-Udall senate bill, which gives more power … Read more »

David Vitter

Vitter Promises Bill Fix to Protect Prop. 65

Who says Congress is slow: Senators have already reacted to reports that the Lautenberg-Vitter chemical regulation bill threatens California’s Proposition 65 and other state rules. Last week nine attorneys general wrote to the Senate to say the current bill could pose a serious threat to public safety by keeping states from … Read more »