"House lawmakers are expressing optimism about a landmark Senate compromise to reform the country’s chemical safety law."
"At a Wednesday House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, legislators were cautiously optimistic that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) could be overhauled for the first time since it was passed nearly four decades ago.
“If enacted, it will represent the most sweeping set of changes to TSCA since the Ford administration,” said Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), chairman of the Environment and Economy subcommittee.
The hearing represented a major step forward for the chemical safety reform effort and raised the stakes for the bill’s consideration in both chambers."
"Toxic Chemical Reform Must Help, Not Hinder, States and Victims' Rights" (Huffington Post: Sidney Shapiro)