Analysis: Lautenberg-Vitter bill represents strongest chance for U.S. chemical reform

06/24/2013 | Environmental Leader

The bipartisan Lautenberg-Vitter bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act is the best chance yet for the U.S. to see an effective chemical-regulatory reform, according to lawyers Peter Duchesneau and James Votaw. Simplified chemical testing requirements and the pre-emption of many local laws are key elements for the success of this measure, they write. "[D]espite concerns with protecting state chemical initiatives, a modern, nationwide chemical assessment and control program, without the patchwork of diverse state and local requirements, may be the key to achieving comprehensive, effective chemical regulatory reform not only at the federal level, but among states as well," they add.

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