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Sweeping overhaul of nation’s chemical-safety laws clears final legislative hurdle (Washington Post)


Manufacturers have lobbied for updated legislation because several states have begun to impose their own curbs on toxic chemicals out of concern that the federal government was not doing enough.

“The regulations on these chemicals will be clearer and more straightforward, meaning time and resources that would have been spent trying to navigate outdated, confusing rules can now be spent on driving innovation and creating jobs,” said Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers.