Bill Would Give EPA More Power To Test For Toxins

Law360, New York (July 23, 2010, 4:34 PM EDT) -- Reps. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., and Bobby L. Rush, D-Ill., have introduced a long-awaited bill designed to strengthen the federal government's regulation of toxic substances by giving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greater testing powers and encouraging the industry to develop safer alternatives.

The Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010, introduced Thursday, is meant to update the Toxic Substances Control Act, which was passed in 1976 and has been criticized by environmental groups as weak and outdated.

Rush, who chairs the House Subcommittee on Commerce Trade...
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