Industry, Enviros Push Senate To Revamp TSCA

Law360, New York (February 3, 2011, 5:45 PM EST) -- Legislators, industry representatives and environmental advocates pushed for reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act at a Senate hearing Thursday, saying the law has been broken for years and doesn't give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency the tools it needs.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee on Superfund, toxics and environmental health, said previous hearings have uncovered “dangerous and costly deficiencies” in the TSCA.

The EPA claims it lacks the tools it needs to regulate toxic chemicals, and the...
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