May 26, 2016

Bloomberg May 26, 2016 by Mark Drajem and Jack Kaskey  Congress is working to send President Barack Obama the biggest overhaul of rules governing chemicals in four decades, a change sought by an industry that has faced a hodgepodge of retailer bans, consumer boycotts and state regulations. The Senate is near an agreement …

May 26, 2016

ECY May 19, 2016 by Department of Ecology OLYMPIA – Washington Department of Ecology Director Maia Bellon joined state environmental officials from Connecticut, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont in calling on Congress to reconsider the language in a proposed bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of …

May 25, 2016

VPR May 25, 2016 by BOB KINZEL The U.S. House has given its strong bi-partisan support to legislation that overhauls a 40-year-old law that regulates toxic chemicals. The proposal will bring more than 64,000 chemicals under the review of the Environmental Protection Agency. Congressman Peter Welch voted for the bill because he …

May 25, 2016

The Hill May 24, 2016 by Timothy Cama The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act aims to answer years of complaints that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lacks the necessary authority to oversee and control the thousands of chemicals being produced and sold in the United States. It …

May 24, 2016

Bloomberg Government May 23, 2016 by Catherine Traywick  & Laura Curtis Republicans in Congress have voted dozens of times to block regulations by President Barack Obama’s EPA. This week they are set to give the agency more authority. After a bipartisan accord, Congress is poised to overhaul the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control …