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Sen. Boxer convenes TSCA-reform hearing, criticizes Lautenberg-Vitter bill

10:17 AM MDT | July 31, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Senator Barbara Boxer (D., CA), chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), has stated opposition to the state preemption provisions in the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA)—a bipartisan bill introduced earlier this year that is seen by industry and environmental groups as the first real opportunity for meaningful reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Under CSIA, states would be blocked from regulating chemicals that EPA designates as low priority during safety evaluations. If a chemical is listed as high...

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