We cheered when President Obama signed a law, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, that updates America's chemical safety policy for the first time in 40 years. It finally gives 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-elect 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." But as EPA now begins to ensure the safety of the thousands of chemicals in use as well as hundreds more that enter the market every year, we need to make sure the agency itself is protected and fully funded. It's the only way this groundbreaking environmental law will deliver on its promises.
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Please ensure the new bipartisan chemical safety law is protected.
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