WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today released the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This bipartisan legislation overhauled the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our nation’s primary chemical safety law, and represented the first major environmental reform passed into law in a quarter-century.
“Five years ago today, I stood behind President Obama as he signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act into law. This was the result of lawmakers, environmental advocates, and business leaders working together to find a compromise. While finding common ground isn’t always easy in the Senate, especially on environmental issues, this legislation is an example of what’s possible when we work together to improve and protect American lives. As we look ahead, I’m encouraged by the Biden Administration EPA’s willingness to work to fully implement this law and get chemical safety back on track.”