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Trey Pollard,

Sierra Club Statement on Senator Boxer's Chemical Policy Reform Legislation


This week, Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the Alan Reinstein and Trevor Schaefer Toxic Chemical Protection Act, legislation co-authored with Senator Ed Markey to reform federal chemical policy.

In response, Melinda Pierce, Legislative Director for the Sierra Club, released the following statement:

"Senator Boxer's legislation is the true gold standard to bring meaningful reform that implements real safeguards to protect our families from dangerous toxic chemicals. This bill ensures the effort to protect Americans from toxics doesn't get rolled back, but moves forward. American families can't wait any longer for strong legislation like this, and it is past time for it to get a fair hearing in the Senate."

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