Saturday, October 26, 2013

Advocates see ‘glimmer of hope’ for chemical law reform

By Julian Hattem - 10/24/13
The growing movement to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which people across the political spectrum have derided for being out of date and ineffective, has created “a glimmer of hope,” said John Replogle, the head of the cleaning and paper company Seventh Generation, at a panel discussion his company sponsored.  Earlier this year, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) spearheaded bipartisan legislation to reform the chemical safety law. n Some environmentalists and public health advocates have expressed concern abut the details of the bill but note that it represents the best starting place for a reform effort.
“We’re reasonably optimistic they can turn the political breakthrough into a policy breakthrough,” said Andy Igrejas, the national campaign director for the Safer Chemicals Healthy Families coalition.....To Read More......

My Take - This is the problem with any of these things.  They're all "best starting place" pieces of legislation.  Eventually ther are additions and then there are bureaucratic "interpretations".  So should we be for this or against it.  Against it!  Why?  Even if we don't have all the information we would like we can make the correct decision in this case.  See who's for it.  And in this case that makes the decision automatic.  If that cancerous growth of radical green allies are for it that's sufficient reason to be against it. 

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