Even in the face of a year of unprecedented and unrelenting congressional assault on the environment, President Obama has proven that prosperity fits hand-in-hand with clean air and clean water, and strong public health protections.
The free ride that free trade offers toxics can be stopped by putting up some barriers. There is no reason why inherently dangerous waste should be allowed transport overseas for cheap disposal or recycling.
Every kid has the right to be safe in her home. Every mom has the right to know that the products she buys for her child are free of toxic chemicals. We have hope and faith in our political system to fix this problem, and we are counting on our U.S. Senators to get it done.
Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.
We understand that Congress must be mindful of the effect of regulations on the business sector. However, the reversal of several of the core provisions of the CPSIA would likely diminish the health and safety of our nation's consumers.
The EPA has been under concerted attack by members of the new Congress. Makes me wonder: are EPA's new, weakened rules on hazardous air pollutants intended as a peace offering -- or white flag -- to their opponents?