Maine Healthy Children's Project
Breaking news: The Safe Chemicals Act (S. 847) just passed the committee this morning, and now goes to the Senate!
The bill had a hearing at 10am this morning and the committee voted to pass Senator Lautenberg's Safe Chemicals Act and move it to the Senator floor! This was the first time in 36 years there was a vote on a bill that would overhaul broken Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the nation's badly broken chemical safety law. The Safe Chemicals Act, if passed, would finally protect all families from toxic chemicals.
This is a really big deal!
And there is more good news. Your support helped move Senator Snowe who played a pivotal role in this victory. Friday, at the eleventh hour, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe sent a letter to the Environment and Public Works Committee Chairs to “express my support for reform of our nation’s chemical safety law.” In her letter, Senator Snowe said: “I am ready to join you in finally modernizing TSCA.” In her press release, Sen. Snowe mentioned that she recently met with two-dozen Maine moms (including myself) to hear their concerns about the safety of children’s products and the need to update TSCA.
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