Breaking: the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has picked up additional bi-partisan support and appears poised to pass the Senate. Tell your Senators to protect public health and safety, not chemical profits by voting "No" before it's too late.
In a toxic turn of events, today a bi-partisan coalition of senators held a press conference to basically declare victory on passage of the Vitter-Udall TSCA bill. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) went as far to say, "I believe we not only have a bill that can pass the Senate, but can be signed into law."1
While the bill still needs to be voted on in the Senate, we are running out of time to convince as many senators as possible to vote no on this legislation that was paid for and written by the chemical industry. Here's how you know this bill is a bad idea: Climate denier in Chief James "Snowball" Inhofe is the one pushing for quick action on these deeply flawed TSCA bill. If Inhofe, who refers to global warming as the "greatest hoax," supports this so-called "environmental" bill, you know your senators should be against it.That's why I need you to contact your senators today and tell them to vote "No" on this toxic TSCA bill.
Diseases linked to chemical exposure have actually increased in the last 40 years, including childhood cancer, breast cancer and learning disabilities2 -- so we definitely need to update TSCA. But we don't need an update that prohibits states from implementing tougher chemical standards to protect their citizens. And we really don't need a bill that allows companies to sell their chemicals to the public without disclosing health impacts.3
But that's just what the proposed TSCA bill does, it puts our health on the hook while chemical companies reel in the profits. Please contact your Senator today and tell them to terminate the TSCA bill before it's too late.
Thank you for taking action,
Anthony for Environmental Action
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