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BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley joined a coalition of states on Thursday in sending a letter urging leaders of the House of Representatives to object to language in the proposed Chemicals in Commerce Act.


Coakley and 12 other attorneys general alleged the proposed bill would strip states of the power to regulate toxic chemicals and enforce protections against toxic exposures. The bill would make changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act.


“Our federal toxics law is more than 35 years old and in obvious need of reform to ensure that our citizens, particularly those most vulnerable, are protected,” Coakley said. “While I applaud the ongoing bipartisan efforts in Congress to modernize the TSCA, the ability of individual states to protect the public must not be sacrificed in the process.”



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