Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On Congressional Passage Of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Amendments

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement today on Congressional passage of amendments to the Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA): 

“Generations of New Yorkers have benefited from our state’s robust environmental and public health laws. New York is a national leader on these issues and the federal government should not diminish our authority to continue to ensure protections. I am disappointed that the amended Toxics Substances Control Act passed by Congress expands federal preemption, creating new obstacles to the ability of New York and other states to protect their citizens from the hazards of toxic chemicals. I appreciate the hard work of Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representative Paul Tonko in opposing this new, expanded preemption, and limiting its scope and extent in the final bill.”