Groups square off over chemical reform bill
from The Hill
A fight is brewing on Capitol Hill over legislation to reform the government's control of toxic chemicals. The bipartisan Chemical Safety Improvement Act, introduced last month by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., would update the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, but not everyone is pleased. Some environmental and health advocates say the legislation does not go far enough, while other groups and members of the industry hail it as a breakthrough to reforming the long out-of-date chemical law.
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