More Work Needed on TSCA Bill to Protect Workers, Communities and the Environment

Our Vice President of Health Initiatives says the House’s TSCA Modernization Act is improved over previous versions, there are still too many significant flaws that need to be fixed.

June 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC (June 3, 2015) – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee today considered a bill to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—our nation’s ineffectual law that purports to protect Americans from dangerous chemicals. Following the passage of the bill in committee without making substantial improvements—like those offered by the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition—the BlueGreen Alliance’s Vice President for Health Initiatives Charlotte Brody released the following statement:

“While the House’s TSCA Modernization Act is improved over previous versions, there are still too many significant flaws that need to be fixed. Americans need a federal chemical policy that, at least, charts a course towards the eventual protection of the health of workers, communities and the environment. We’re hopeful the House will continue to improve their bill to address outstanding concerns.”