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The Debate: The New Toxic Substances Control Act Is Now Five Years Old: A Report Card

The Debate: The New Toxic Substances Control Act Is Now Five Years Old: A Report

Author: 

Richard A. Denison - Environmental Defense Fund, Lynn L. Bergeson - Bergeson & Campbell, PC., Penelope A. Fenner-Crisp - Environmental Protection Network, Eve C. Gartner - Earthjustice, Bob Sussman - Sussman & Associates, Jean Warshaw - Lawyer and Author

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38

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2

June 22 will mark the fifth anniversary since President Obama signed the law popularly known as the new Toxic Substances Control Act. The statute reforms a system for evaluating and regulating chemicals in commerce that everyone, from industry to green NGOs to government officials, agreed was weak and ineffective. We asked a panel of experts to evaluate implementation of TSCA 2.0 and suggest improvements.