Statement by AFPM on TSCA Markup

Jul 25, 2012, 13:12 ET from American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Charles T. Drevna issued the following statement on today's markup of the "Safe Chemicals Act of 2011," legislation on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee:


"AFPM is disappointed that Senator Lautenberg chose to pursue a partisan markup of a bill over the substantive and effective modernization of TSCA envisioned by bipartisan negotiations. While there may have been some improvements, stakeholders had no opportunity to review or provide comments on the new draft, which was released less than 24 hours before the markup.  Unfortunately, it appears the legislation is still a far cry from workable modernization that could have been crafted through good-faith, bipartisan negotiations. While AFPM remains committed to pursuing responsible TSCA reform, today's markup represents a step backward."

AFPM, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (formerly known as NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association) is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support 2 million American jobs.

SOURCE American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers