19 Apr 2012 How Canada Gets Chemical Regulation Right
In a piece for Real Clear Policy, I write:
In one sense, the environmental activists have it right: The main law governing chemical regulations in the United States is outdated.
The “Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families” coalition, a group of radical environmental organizations including the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), is pushing congress to fundamentally change the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. But instead of updating it to streamline burdensome regulations using the latest science, they want it modeled on the heavy-handed European Union system called Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, or REACH.