A House panel hearing Wednesday on the Lautenberg-Vitter chemical bill could help "break a decades-long stalemate" and lead to substantial reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act, writes Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund. American Cleaning Institute President Ernie Rosenberg testified at the hearing, which could set the tone for the bill's progress. House lawmakers appear optimistic about its chances for success, according to The Hill.

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