EDF applauds bipartisan breakthrough on TSCA reform legislation

Richard Denison, Ph.D.is a Lead Senior Scientist.

Environmental Defense Fund applauds the enormous progress announced today by Senators on both sides of the aisle to develop and advance bipartisan legislation to reform our nation’s badly broken 40-year-old chemical safety law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Today’s announcement is the culmination of two years of tough negotiations led by Senators Tom Udall and David Vitter, who have worked steadfastly to address the concerns of Members and stakeholders. With the agreed-upon changes, the revised bill represents a strong, bipartisan compromise that fixes the major flaws in current law and addresses each of the key concerns raised by Members at the March hearing.

The strong bipartisan support for this manager’s amendment paves the way for the Committee to advance legislation to the Senate floor that can finally bring our chemical safety law into the 21st century.

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