For Immediate Release: May 19, 2016

AAJ Statement on Deal to Reform Toxic Substances Control Act

Contact:
Sarah Jones
Email:
sarah.jones@justice.org
Phone:
(202) 944-2853

Washington, DC— The following is a statement from American Association for Justice CEO Linda Lipsen on today’s announcement that the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives have reached a compromise to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Both chambers are expected to vote on the bill next week.

“As an association of advocates for workers, consumers, and families harmed by toxic chemicals, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) commends the efforts of members of both the House and Senate to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to better protect against dangerous chemicals that pose significant and often deadly risks to human health and the environment.

“This compromise marks a significant step toward improving our broken federal chemical regulatory system while allowing states to act to protect their citizens from dangerous toxic chemicals, and ensures that American families, consumers, and workers can hold corporations accountable when their products cause harm. 

“As policy makers work to finalize further improvements to this legislation, we stand ready to support this effort to enact meaningful TSCA reform.”

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