States Fight Changes in Toxic Chemicals Law
Backers of the bipartisan plan say it would make the public safer by giving the federal government broader authority to test and regulate chemicals. But in return for backing that greater federal authority, the chemical industry has insisted on limits to the power of states to add additional regulations of their own.
A proposed overhaul of how the country regulates toxic chemicals came under sharp attack today from officials of California and several other states.
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