ACC to Congress: It's Time to Update TSCA, Pass the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA)

Historic Compromise Legislation Will Give Consumers More Confidence in Safety of Chemicals While Promoting Innovation, Economic Growth, American Jobs

March 14, 2014 | By Scott Jensen with the American Chemical Council

WASHINGTON (November 13, 2013) – American Chemistry Council President and CEO Cal Dooley today testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy to encourage Congress to take up legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the law overseeing our nation’s chemical regulatory system.

Wednesday’s hearing examined Senate Bill S.1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), historic compromise legislation that will help ensure chemicals can be used safely in the United States while maintaining the country’s competitive advantage. The bill has garnered support from a historic bipartisan coalition of 25 Democrats and Republicans in the Senate, environmental advocates, national and state organized labor, former senior EPA officials from both parties, small family-owned manufacturers across the United States (whose stories you can see here) and nearly 100 industry associations representing businesses of all sizes. Read more...