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U.S. Industry Groups Urge Senate to Rework TSCA Reform Bill

11:13 AM MDT | August 28, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Industry groups are urging the U.S. Senate to take another stab at drafting legislation to overhaul the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), saying the bill recently passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee does not advance effective reform of TSCA and would not win bipartisan approval. The Safe Chemicals Act (S.847), sponsored by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ), passed the EPW committee last month along strict party lines. Sixty-nine industry groups, including ACC, Socma, and American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers, sent a...

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