"States Fear Losing Power To Regulate Chemicals"

"Legislation to create national standards for regulating chemicals has generated opposition from some states, who fear the bill would curtail their authority to take action against chemicals they deem harmful.

The GOP-authored draft legislation, which aims to reform regulation of chemicals, would pre-empt some state and local regulations.

At a House hearing Tuesday, Massachusetts state Sen. Michael Moore, a Democrat, said the legislation would impose a "one-size-fits-all approach to toxic chemicals regulation.""

Frederic J. Frommer reports for the Associated Press April 29, 2014.


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Source: AP, 05/01/2014