We cheered when President Obama signed a law, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, that updated America's chemical safety policy for the first time in 40 years. It finally gave teeth to a toothless old law that failed to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. But a law is only as good as its implementation — and all of that is now at risk.
President Trump has pledged to essentially dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency — and has claimed even asbestos is "100 percent safe, once applied," and that it just "got a bad rap." And EPA is now implementing the new law in a manner that fails to ensure the safety of the thousands of chemicals in use as well as hundreds more that enter the market every year. We need Congress to tell EPA to follow this groundbreaking environmental law and ensure it will deliver on its promises.
Take action today, and tell Congress to demand EPA follows the law and takes the health-protective actions needed to tackle this critical problem.
Please ensure the new bipartisan chemical safety law is protected.
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