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Real reform must be health protective
November 1, 2013
PSR, along with hundreds of other parents, environmentalists and health professionals, gathered at the U.S. Capitol on October 29th for a “stroller brigade” rally for safer chemicals. The Safer Chemicals Healthy Families Coalition organized the event to heighten awareness of the need for real reform of the laws that govern hazardous chemicals in the U.S.
Existing law (Toxic Substances Control Act) regulates chemicals, but literally thousands of substances aren't covered because they came on the market prior to passage of the law. In any case, the law has been woefully inadequate at banning hazardous chemicals, unable to even ban asbestos, a known carcinogen.
A new bill, the proposed Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), currently working its way through the Senate, has been proposed to update the existing law, but it needs to be stronger. After the rally, parents with their kids in strollers made their way into Congress to meet with their members and push for improvements on the CSIA.
The CSIA is currently before the Senate Environment and Public Works committee where PSR is actively advocating for stronger more health-protective measures to be written into the bill. We are working for a bill that would:
- Protect vulnerable populations;
- Ensure the EPA can take action on the most hazardous chemicals, and
- Preserve states’ rights to regulate chemicals and protect their citizens
- Stop the Dirty Budget!
Tell your U.S. senators and representative to stand up for clean air, clean water and a sustainable climate by voting against anti-health budget cuts and "poison pill" amendments.
- Reject FERC Nominees!
Ask your U.S. senators to reject the nominees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the "federal regulator that almost never says no."
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