Women’s Voices for the Earth is urging senators not to sign on to the Udall-Vitter bill until its serious flaws are addressed
March 11, 2015 — Chemical policy legislation introduced this week by Senators Vitter and Udall fails to adequately update and strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and does little to protect the public from harmful exposures to toxic chemicals. The bill makes too many concessions to the chemical industry and doesn’t solve the problem of fixing our broken system of managing chemicals used in consumer products. Not only is the review process for chemicals weak, it also takes away state’s ability to regulate chemicals and doesn’t protect communities most impacted by pollution from chemical plants.
“Congress can and should do better to protect us from chemicals found in everyday consumer products that cause cancer, birth defects, infertility, and a whole host of other chronic diseases. We don’t need a bill written by the chemical industry. What we need is real reform that will give the public peace of mind that the products they are bringing into their home and using on a daily basis will not harm their health. Women’s Voices for the Earth is urging senators not to sign on to the bill until some of these serious flaws are addressed” said Erin Switalski, Executive Director of Women’s Voices for the Earth.
Jamie McConnell, firstname.lastname@example.org, (406) 543.3747, office
Erin Switalski, email@example.com, (406) 543.3747, office