Negatives Outweigh Positives In Toxic Substances Control Bill, Attorney Says
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Senate legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act shows improvement over a 2010 bill, but its potential benefit does not measure up to the burden it would impose on industry, one attorney says.
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