States Pursue Toxics Lawmaking Despite Federal Law Constraints

Legislation that would require the disclosure of or restriction of chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluids, cosmetics and other products had been introduced in 16 states as of Feb. 10.

Another five states are expected to have chemical legislation introduced later this year, Sarah Doll, national director of Safer States, told Bloomberg BNA Feb. 8. Safer States is a network of environmental health and other state-based organizations.