EPA, Obama Admin. Call For Chemical Law Reform

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 12:37 PM EDT) -- Saying the nation's three-decade-old law on the regulation of toxic chemicals was not an adequate tool for protecting the public, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced the Obama administration's core principals to help guide legislative reform of the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act.

In a speech in San Francisco Sept. 29 Jackson said the federal initiative also would include plans to strengthen her agency's current chemical management program and boost the pace of its efforts to address chemicals that pose a risk to public...
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