Legislative Briefing

Is the New Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Working as Congress Intended?

Date & Time: April 12, 2018, Time TBA

Location: TBA

Registration: http://bit.ly/2018Lb

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Program Summary

The legislative briefing will cover: what the science says about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent chemical decisions and how they affect public health; how the EPA, led by Administrator Scott Pruitt, is implementing TSCA and why it faces legal challenges; and, loopholes industry has found and what they mean for you and the public.

Attendance is free and registration is required to attend in person and preferred to attend by webcast; see link above.


Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD (moderator)University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, former EPA scientist and Professor and Director, one of the nation’s leading experts on chemicals, health effects and chemical policy, will review how the EPA’s recent chemical decisions fail to reflect what Congress intended when it reformed TSCA.

Eve Gartner, JD, Earthjustice, attorney who has filed multiple lawsuits on TSCA to protect public health, will explain how the EPA is violating the law and the loopholes industry has found.

David Michaels, PhD, MPH, George Washington University School of Public Health, former Assistant Secretary of Labor who issued OSHA rules to protect workers from exposure to silica and beryllium, will examine how TSCA affects workers and how the current administration is jeopardizing workplace health protections.

Monique Harden, JDDeep South Center for Environmental Justice, who provides research, legal and advocacy assistance to communities harmed by pollution, will discuss the ways chemical regulations and TSCA implementation are failing children and families.

Nathaniel G. DeNicola, MD, MSHP, FACOGAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), will review the reasons why ACOG is getting involved in environmental policy and what the science says about the effects of chemical exposures on women’s health.

Press Kit

Our press kit will soon contain the Experts List, Press Release, and creative materials created for the event.

Recording & Presentation slides

A recording of the briefing and PDF of the presentation slide deck will be available here following the event.


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Fact Sheets

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