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A Doozy of a New Year

A Doozy of a New Year

I sure hope the holidays were restful for our nation’s lawmakers, because the second session of the 111th Congress is shaping up to be a doozy.  First, we have health care reform – the House and Senate approved their respective bills in the waning days of 2009, and the process wasn’t pretty. Now Congress and the Obama Administration have the unenviable task of hammering out a compromise, which latest sources indicate will not be achieved through a formal conference.  Read more [...]
Chemical Reactions

Chemical Reactions

This week the Obama Administration signaled its interest in chemicals management and hazards communication in two key ways. On Tuesday, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson delivered a speech to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, in which she outlined the EPA’s “essential principles” for chemicals management, specifically stating goals for legislative reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) and enhancement of EPA’s existing chemicals management Read more [...]