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This Story Of Bipartisanship Will Make You Believe In Government Again

Fred Krupp | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Fred Krupp

A professor of mine at the University of Michigan Law School once said that problems become more solvable when people lower their voices and work things out.

A Murky Milestone For Children's Health

Michael Green | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Michael Green

Following the recent passage of the chemical safety bill, President Obama has now signed the first major update to an environmental health law in decades. The bill is being touted as a milestone in our country's environmental history.

Historic Chemical Regulation Law Sets the Stage for a Safer Future

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

A landmark bill that was just passed by Congress now gives the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the power to regulate thousands of potentially to...

One Step Forward and Two Steps Back on Toxic Chemicals

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Rena Steinzor

Within the next few days, Congress is likely to enact the first update of a major environmental statute in many years.

Obama and the Art of Progressive Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

President Obama's speech at Howard University earlier this month was both inspiring and practical -- in fact, his underlying point was that those two things are deeply intertwined. "You have to go through life with more than just passion for change; you need a strategy," he said.

On Mother's Day, Give Moms What They Really Want: Protect Our Kids from Toxic Chemicals

Linda Reinstein | Posted 05.06.2016 | Green
Linda Reinstein

Congress may not be able to give us "pre-baby sleep," but they can help us sleep more soundly by restoring our trust that the government is working to protect our families from toxic chemicals.

Resisting the "chemical safety" con game

Michael Green | Posted 12.22.2015 | Green
Michael Green

For years, Congress has promised to update our decades-old federal chemical regulations, yet despite the demands from hundreds of health, environmental, consumer and other public interest groups, the Senate recently adopted a flawed bill that will do little to undo the chemical industry's con game.

Toxic Chemical Risks Rising On Radar Of Major Medical Groups

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.22.2015 | Healthy Living

During her five-and-a-half-year battle with infertility, Julieta Pisani McCarthy bought organic foods and chose personal care products free of synthet...

Make Steps and Dollars Matter in Cancer Walks

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If 50 percent of all cancers are preventable, we need to start hearing news about cancer declining, not increasing. Are we as a nation up to this challenge?

What I Want Anderson Cooper to Ask Candidates

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Amid the purely political talk about the horserace and polling, and who will have or avoid a "gotcha" moment, I hope the Democratic debate addresses r...

Senate Looks Poised To Pass Major Overhaul Of Chemical Safety Law

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate may pass bipartisan environmental legislation as soon as next week, and it's kind of a big deal. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) a...

Toxic Chemicals Taint The 'Best Possible' Food For Babies

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Nature created the perfect food for a growing baby. A mother's breast milk is chock full of the essential vitamins, fats, proteins and carbohydrates n...

Summer of Courage

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 07.20.2016 | Politics
Jeanne Rizzo

A strong TSCA bill will ensure that politicians don't have to apologize to the next generation. For lawmakers, then, courage is an insurance policy against regret. I hope Congress can invoke the courage that so many others have displayed this summer.

Kate Sheppard

House Advances Chemical Safety Reform Bill, Teeing Up Senate Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday evening that would reform the country's principal chemical safety law, moving Co...

The Senate's 'Chemical Safety' Myths

Michael Green | Posted 05.29.2016 | Green
Michael Green

The Senate is poised to adopt a "chemical safety" bill (S. 697) that is fully supported by the chemical industry -- the same companies that have fought for decades against any restrictions on their toxic products.

Kate Sheppard

Senate Committee Advances Chemical Safety Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advanced legislation on Tuesday that would update the nation's 39-year-old law governi...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Seems Poised To Advance 'Compromise' Chemical Regulation Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators traded some jabs at a hearing on chemical safety legislation Wednesday, but it seems likely that the bill will advance out of t...

The Reality of Making Progressive Change in Washington

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Keith Gaby

So we're left with a dilemma. Support a big improvement over current law even though it's imperfect, or say we won't stand for the shortcomings and forgo any change.

Lynne Peeples

Industry-Supported Chemical Bill Straight From 'Merchants Of Doubt' Playbook

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green

Tuesday's unveiling of a bipartisan bill in Congress that would reform how the nation regulates toxic chemicals sparked fervor among environmental and...

Kate Sheppard

Chemical Safety Bills Face Off In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of Democratic senators has introduced legislation to reform the nation's chemical safety laws, two days after a bipartisan group ...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Bill Would Overhaul U.S. Chemical Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan pair of senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would overhaul U.S. chemical regulations. The bill, from Sens. D...

The Right to Know Reader: Our Current Laws Do Not Protect You From Toxic Chemicals

Earthjustice | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Earthjustice

Of the 80,000-plus chemicals that have been approved to be on the market in the United States, approximately 17,000 are "secret." If you believe that our current laws and regulations protect you and your family from all these chemicals, you are mistaken.

Chemical Industry Manipulations Fail to Change Scientific Fact

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

The verdict is in... again! Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen. This is not earthshaking news or even news, but apparently Congress felt it was worth a million of your tax dollars to confirm what has been a scientific fact for nearly a decade: formaldehyde causes cancer.

Toxics Bill Fails the Mom Test

Molly Rauch | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Our current chemical law does not protect our health. Reform of the outdated and ineffective Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is one of the top priorities of moms across the nation.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Chemical Bill Championed By Industry, Chided By Children's Health Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

Brad Springer, 10, has fought and defeated neuroblastoma cancer -- twice. Today, according to his dad, the now healthy Idaho boy is wielding his power...