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Chemical industry lobbyists keep stronger oversight plan at bay.

Chicago Tribune

May 10, 2012

Michael Hawthorne

With efforts to revamp the nation’s chemical safety law stalled in Congress, the Obama administration’s top environmental regulator vowed three years ago to act on her own to beef up the oversight of toxic substances.

But key parts of the initiative by Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are still bottled up in an obscure White House office under intense pressure from industry lobbyists to back off.

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