Despite GOP Olive Branch, TSCA Reform's Fate Still Murky

Law360, New York (March 3, 2014, 8:24 PM EST) -- In a new bill last week, Republicans attempted to quell opposition to a Toxic Substances Control Act overhaul by specifying that the legislation would not bar personal injury lawsuits, but attorneys say the overture is not enough to overcome hostility to provisions that would preempt state chemical oversight.

Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., introduced draft legislation to update the TSCA, the nearly 40-year-old law governing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regulation of companies' use of chemicals. The Senate has been considering its own TSCA reform bill, S....
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