This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

ACC Responds To Introduction Of The Safe Chemicals Act By Senator Lautenberg

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Chemistry Council (ACC) President & CEO Cal Dooley  issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the "Safe Chemicals Act of 2013" by U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ):

"We thank Senator Lautenberg for his continued commitment to this important issue.  We fully agree that it is time to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  The current law needs to be improved to reflect modern scientific developments in the assessment and management of chemicals.  A modernized TSCA must put the protection of human and environmental health and safety first, while also enabling America to retain its place as the world's leading innovator. 

"The business of chemistry creates the building blocks for 96 percent of all manufactured goods and is a key driver of the U.S. economy.  Reforming TSCA in a way that supports safety, jobs and innovation is important for American consumers, U.S. chemical producers and American businesses of all kinds, as well as their workers.

"Under a strengthened TSCA, chemicals should be safe for their intended use; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should prioritize chemicals for safe use determinations to focus on chemicals of highest concern; chemical manufacturers should provide robust information to EPA in a transparent manner about the chemicals they produce; and companies and EPA should work together to enhance public access to chemical health and safety information, while at the same time protecting intellectual property.  Most importantly, sound science must be the foundation on which a modern TSCA is built. 

"We are greatly encouraged by efforts in the Senate led by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) to develop a new proposal that will improve safety and promote public confidence in our nation's chemicals management system, while also enabling U.S. industries to innovate and compete in the global economy.  

"At a time when the chemical industry is driving a national manufacturing renaissance, a sensible, strong and workable bipartisan solution to modernize TSCA is more important than ever, not only for our industry, but for the countless others that rely on chemical products.  We are confident that 2013 will be the year we can make a bipartisan proposal a reality, and we stand ready to work hard to help sound chemical regulatory reform become law."   

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,070.40 +46.34 0.26%
S&P 500 2,114.49 +6.20 0.29%
NASDAQ 5,016.9290 +11.5380 0.23%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs