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Historic Conference: The Future of U.S. Chemicals Policy

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Organizations representing chemical manufacturers, environmental and public health advocates, environmental justice leaders and consumer product goods companies will host an historic conference to explore fundamental changes to U.S. chemical policy.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson will share the Obama administration’s principles for modernizing the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In addition, scientists, business leaders, and policymakers will hold panel discussions on steps needed to modernize the U.S. chemical review and management system.

The Future of U.S. Chemicals Policy Conference

Featured Guest: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s keynote address at 9:30am

Participants: Scientists, business leaders and senior officials from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the Pew Health Group, the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Rachel’s Network, Community Against Pollution (Anniston, AL), the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA), and the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA).

WHEN and WHERE: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 from 8:00am to 5:00pm @ The Pew Charitable Trusts Conference Center (10th floor)- 901 E Street, NW – Washington, DC 20004 - 202.552.2000

Parking is available in the building ($18.00 for the day) enter on E Street. Metro Center and China Town/Gallery Place metro stations are both only a couple of blocks from the conference location.

NOTE: Credentialed press can RSVP for the conference by sending an email to EWG’s Leeann Brown. leeann@ewg.org

EWG is a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC that uses the power of information to protect human health and the environment. http://www.ewg.org The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. http://www.americanchemistry.com The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life. http://www.pewtrusts.org Rachel's Network's mission is to promote women as impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship of the earth. http://www.RachelsNetwork.org

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