AGs Say Toxic Chemical Law Fix Foolishly Cuts Out States

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT) -- Nine state attorneys general warned congressional lawmakers on Tuesday that bipartisan legislation giving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency more control over the regulation of hazardous chemicals would gut essential state-level consumer protections.

The letter urged Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to scuttle a proposed amendment to the much-criticized federal Toxic Substances Control Act, arguing the bill's preemptive language goes too far in attempting to unify the patchwork of state laws governing the registration, testing and labeling of chemicals.

"We urge members of...
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