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2014-03-26 23:24:56

Thousands of organizers across the country spurred to action today against latest draft of chemical bill in congress. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 The filmmaker’s of HBO’s Toxic Hot Seat, James Redford and Kirby Walker along with a coalition of health leaders across the country, are cautioning citizens against falling for the current toxics bill being positioned by the chemical industry as progress. Instead, they say the proposed “Chemicals in Commerce Act,” released...

2014-02-27 20:22:15

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chemistry Council (ACC) President & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement in response to Congressman John Shimkus' release of a discussion draft of the Chemicals in Commerce Act of 2014, a bill to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). "We applaud Chairman Shimkus' commitment to creating a more effective chemical regulatory system and welcome the draft Chemicals in Commerce Act of 2014. The release of...

2014-02-04 12:21:19

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) reporting requirements for manufacturing byproducts sent for recycling are "burdensome, unnecessary, and actually discourage recycling," an industry expert told Congress today. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 U.S. electronics manufacturers who are members of IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries(®), Dr. Brent Grazman said IPC members are strong advocates of...

2013-11-13 12:21:47

Historic Compromise Legislation Will Give Consumers More Confidence in Safety of Chemicals While Promoting Innovation, Economic Growth, American Jobs WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley today testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy to encourage Congress to take up legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the law overseeing our nation's...

2013-11-13 12:21:35

-- At Congressional Hearing, ACI CEO Says Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Improve Consumer, Environmental Protections, Enable New Product Innovations -- Changes to TSCA Must be Practical, Achievable, Workable WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cleaning Institute (ACI - www.cleaninginstitute.org) urged Congress to strengthen the nation's main chemical control law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), in testimony before a House subcommittee....

2013-09-06 16:20:55

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to withdraw two proposals from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), one a proposal to establish a TSCA section 5(b)(4) chemicals of concern list and the other to amend the premanufacture (PMN) regulations regarding confidential business information, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement: "We strongly support the Agency's...

2013-08-15 12:23:48

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever wondered what Bisphenol A (BPA) -- a chemical linked to cancer and found in food cans and plastics -- would look like and how it would behave if it were a person? Meet the characters of The Toxies, a non-profit multi-media campaign to protect communities, workers and the environment from toxic hazards. On August 15, 2013, the Toxies campaign will premiere The Toxies: Exposed, a 7-part satirical video series that follows a...

2013-07-31 16:22:31

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee convened a hearing today called "Strengthening Public Health Protections by Addressing Toxic Chemical Threats," with panels of experts addressing the need to reform the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Coming Clean environmental health participants comment: "Thanks to Senator Barbara Boxer for convening this hearing and taking the lead on protecting our health...

2013-06-13 08:21:55

New "Chemical Safety Improvement Act" Lacks Adequate Protection WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A letter was sent today to Senators David Vitter, Barbara Boxer and other Senators asking for true protections for health in the new Senate reform of the Toxic Substance and Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). Recently the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) (S. 1009) was introduced in the U.S. Senate to update the failed TSCA framework. The CSIA has been hailed by...

2013-06-10 23:01:55

Health Care Without Harm cannot support the proposed legislation without substantive changes to assure the measure is protective of health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The introduction of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act signals the increased national attention to public health threats as a result of weak federal regulation of toxic chemicals. While we welcome the elevation of this issue, Health Care Without Harm cannot support the proposed legislation without substantive...