The U.S. Senate tonight passed legislation reforming the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the major law to protect people and the environment from harmful chemicals. The legislation now will be reconciled with a House version passed in June, setting the stage for these critical chemical safety protections to be revised for the first time in nearly 40 years.
Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of National Wildlife Federation, said tonight:
“Loopholes in the Toxic Substances Control Act have allowed chemicals that we all know are unsafe to pollute our waters and harm our wildlife and public health. This bill would address long-standing public health and wildlife concerns, while also setting up a transparent, pragmatic and predictable chemical evaluation process for industry.
“Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) in particular deserve credit for their leadership on this legislation. We’ll keep working with Congress to finalize this bipartisan legislation that represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen protections from the most harmful toxic chemicals we encounter every day.”
The U.S. Senate votes to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, part of a package that also created more than a million acres of new wilderness and conservation areas in the western United States.Read More
Love is in the air! Take a lighthearted look at how North American wildlife get in on the concepts of friendship and romantic love.Read More
Discover the benefits of wind to wildlife, its risks to wildlife, and how we can mitigate these risks.Read the Report
Place your order today for the themed box that delivers everything you need to create family memories while discovering nature and wildlife.Learn More
The National Wildlife® Photo Contest celebrates the power of photography to advance conservation and connect people with wildlife and the outdoors.