St. Paul, MN — Today Healthy Legacy, a Minnesota-based public health coalition, announced its intent to pursue legislation that will protect children from toxic chemicals in consumer products. The legislative package, which contains three bills, seeks to eliminate toxic chemicals from products marketed to children.
High amounts of lead, phthalates and bisphenol-A (BPA ) were found in the water of a new hose after sitting outside in the sun for just a few days, according to a report co-released today by the Minnesota based Healthy Legacy Coalition and Healthy Stuff. Results are available online today at www.HealthyStuff.org.
Today the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to send Gina McCarthy’s nomination to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the full Senate for confirmation. Clean Water Action congratulates Chairwoman Boxer and the committee and urges the Senate to confirm Ms. McCarthy as soon as possible.
Clean Water Action President & CEO released this statement:
“The Republican boycott of Gina McCarthy is absolutely unacceptable to the American people. It shows Senator David Vitter and his GOP colleagues on the committee are more interested in scoring ideological points than governing. Gina McCarthy is known as a common-sense policy expert and an effective manager and she has worked under both Republican and Democratic Governors. Her work at EPA over the last several years demonstrates extraordinary stakeholder engagement and transparency. She deserves a vote. And Americans deserve better from their elected officials."