On March 18, 2015, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697). Supporters of S. 697 maintain that it significantly improves the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by providing more authority and funding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate new and existing chemicals. Critics of the bill argue that while the perfect may be the enemy of the good, S. 697 is not a good bill. An overview of the hearing, the key statements from witnesses, and a commentary is posted on the Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) website.

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