Big day for safer chemicals initiatives

If we want to transform how our society thinks about and uses chemicals, we need to shift markets and shift policy.

Does ExxonMobil have your senator’s ear?

We see a lot of chemical industry shenanigans in our legislative efforts to protect people from toxic chemicals, both in Washington and in statehouses. But this is too much.

Flame retardants prompt historic vote on Safe Chemicals Act

Flame retardants have emerged as the poster child for how our current system of managing chemicals is failing. As a direct result, tomorrow morning the Safe Chemicals Act is scheduled to be voted on for the very first time.

TSCA reform advocates meet with White House officials (Greenwire, 5/19/2011)

The Breast Cancer Fund’s Nancy Buermeyer handed 73,000 petition signatures to the White House this morning, all asking the President to make prevention a key component of our national cancer strategy.

New bill will overhaul federal chemical policy

Aren’t you tired of having to worry about which products in your home are safe and which ones may contain toxic chemicals? So are we. That’s why we’re thrilled to support legislation introduced today.

More good news: House introduces toxic chemicals overhaul bill

Yesterday Reps. Rush and Waxman introduced the Toxic Chemicals Safety Act of 2010 in the House of Representatives. The proposed law would protect people and the environment from toxic chemicals.