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Democratic House Likely to Grill EPA on Chemicals Law

Nov. 8, 2018, 2:08 PM

Democrats will likely grill the Environmental Protection Agency next year on its implementation of the primary U.S. chemicals law.

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), will seek the chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce’s Environment Subcommittee, which has primary jurisdiction over the Toxic Substances Control Act, a committee aide told Bloomberg Environment Nov. 7.

If elected, Tonko plans to hold a TSCA oversight hearing early next year, the aide said.

“The effort to reform the law was a bipartisan achievement done in good faith. There is no reason that members on both sides of the aisle, environmental...

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