EPA Head Asks Congress To Fix Chemical Safety Law

Law360, New York (December 2, 2009, 5:45 PM EST) -- The Toxic Substances Control Act is in dire need of reform, the nation's top environmental steward told Congress on Wednesday as a key senator noted that stronger testing and safety rules could protect chemical industry players from damaging liability lawsuits.

“The time has come to bring TSCA into the 21st century,” Lisa P. Jackson, chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Jackson noted that the law, enacted in 1976, has resulted in "troubling gaps" in knowledge about...
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