Policy Update: Chemical Safety Reform

Last month, Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, a new bill to reform the long-outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA). The Vitter-Udall bill has been widely criticized by many in the environmental community for not doing enough to reform existing laws and, in some cases, undermining the ability of current laws to protect our health.