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Environment & Climate Change Subcommittee Announces Hearing on the EPA’s Failure to Protect Workers from Toxic Chemicals

Mar 6, 2019
Press Release

Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) announced today that the Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 13, at 10:30 am in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building on how workers are being harmed as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) systemically ignoring exposure risks in its loose implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act and other laws. The hearing is entitled, “Mismanaging Chemical Risks: EPA’s Failure to Protect Workers.”

“Protecting vulnerable populations is an essential part of EPA’s mission, but under this administration, the agency has systematically undervalued or completely overlooked the risks workers face from exposure to chemicals on the job.  Workers should not have to choose between their health and their jobs,” Pallone and Tonko said. “We will get to the bottom of this situation and do what it takes to hold the EPA accountable and ensure all our workers are safe.”

Information for this hearing, including the Majority Memorandum, witness list and testimony, and a live webcast, will be posted HERE as they become available.