Toxic Substances Control Act
Animal activists are praising the first update to a substance-testing law in over 20 years.
• Gives EPA the authority to require health and safety testing for new chemicals before they go into commerce. Now that Congress
Should we be excited for changes to a law everyone says is broken?
President Obama's speech at Howard University earlier this month was both inspiring and practical -- in fact, his underlying point was that those two things are deeply intertwined. "You have to go through life with more than just passion for change; you need a strategy," he said.
The ACC has been doing a lot more than just posting disinformation on the Internet. Along with Koch Industries -- owner of Georgia-Pacific, one of the largest U.S. formaldehyde and plywood manufacturers -- it has been currying favor on Capitol Hill with large sums of lobbying and campaign cash.
Wait! Bipartisan environmental legislation is happening in Congress!
While active skepticism of government is healthy, unwavering condemnation can be corrosive to a democracy that depends on participation. Fortunately, we see a glimmer of effective governance that contradicts the narrative of congressional incompetence as an embedded feature of our democracy.
"American families have waited far too long for a strong regulatory program that aggressively protects their children’s health
Congress hasn't passed a major environmental bill since 1996, when Bill Clinton signed amendments to the Clean Water Act. Now it seems that the "Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act," is moving through the Senate and might actually make it to Barack Obama's desk.
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would update the nation's