Advocates Urge a "No" Vote on Chemical Bill
Public health and environment not protected
(Albany, NY; May 23, 2016) Clean and Healthy New York urges Representatives to vote against the final draft of the bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act.
On behalf of the organization, Executive Director Kathy Curtis issued this statement:
"This bill has too many giveaways to the chemical industry. With the effort of hundreds of environmental, health and justice, business, and labor organizations and leadership from Representatives including Paul Tonko, Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, it has gotten successively better. Sadly, it still falls short of the reform needed to protect public health and the environment, while simultaneously undercutting states, which have filled TSCA's vast gaps these past decades.
"Voting "no" now highlights the bill's imperfections, which will give greater leverage to driving protective regulatory decision-making.
"We urge the New York delegation to stand with Representative Tonko and vote "no" on HR 2576."