DuPont Sustainability Chief Calls on U.S. Congress to Pass Comprehensive Reform

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Modernization of TSCA Regulation Necessary to Maintain U.S. Competitiveness, Strengthen Public Confidence

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 9, 2010 – Congress should modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to strengthen market and public confidence in the U.S. chemical management process and reassert U.S. leadership in global chemicals policies, DuPont Chief Sustainability Officer Linda J. Fisher told members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works here today.

Linda J. Fisher
Linda J. Fisher
“A stronger federal regulatory program will build consumer and market confidence in the safety of chemicals, provide greater transparency and certainty and spur growth in the industry,” Fisher said.

Fisher cited the work of the European Union, Canada and other countries which have addressed chemical management modernization. “Thoughtful TSCA regulatory reform can help maintain U.S. leadership and competitiveness in the chemical industry – one of the global economy’s engines for growth,” Fisher said.

DuPont is working collaboratively with non-government organizations, federal legislators, regulators and trade associations, including the American Chemistry Council, on a modernization plan that assures the safe use of chemicals, provides transparency for the public and fosters ongoing innovation by industry.

“This is a complex challenge,” Fisher added. “We stand ready to work with various stakeholders to ensure the United States continues to lead in sensible risk-based and cost-effective environmental policymaking.”

To view the full text of Linda Fisher’s testimony, click here.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.




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