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June 21, 2011

Lynn L. Bergeson, “State Chemical Reform Initiatives:  Advocates Press for Change,” Environmental Quality Management, Summer 2011.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

The federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has remained largely unchanged since its adoption in 1976, some 35 years ago. Congressional inaction has not gone unnoticed by state governments, which are increasingly dismayed by their federal counterpart’s seeming indifference to the public’s demand for stricter chemical controls and its growing distrust of federal chemical-control measures. As a result, states are taking matters into their own hands by adopting laws, resolutions, and related chemical-control measures.