Alaska Making Headway on its Chemicals Bill

Newsflash from the Last Frontier:  The Toxic-Free-Children’s Act (SB 151) decribed in this earlier post received a hearing in the Senate Health and Social Services Committee on Wednesday and was speedily passed out of committee two days later.  Guest blogger Maricarmen Cruz-Guilloty ’12 of Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) reports that the committee room was packed with moms, nurses, fire fighters, Native communities, sustainable businesses, ACAT, and concerned citizens from around Alaska, as well as corporate lobbyists representing the chemical industry/American Chemistry Council and the AK Chamber of Commerce.  You can watch to the testimony here and track the bill here.

Maricarmen also passes along a handy tool for tracking proposed chemical bills across the country: Safer States’s 2014 Bill Tracker.

state toxic chem bill tracker

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