February 01, 2016
It’s the duty of a state Attorney General to counsel government on how the law works best for the nation. So when twelve of them are telling Congress what states need in order to protect people from toxic chemicals, it’s worth a listen.
January 05, 2016
From market share to protected citizens to healthier products — we do the numbers for toxics in 2015
December 18, 2015
On the evening of December 17, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would amend the nation's main chemical policy, the 1976 Toxics Substances Control Act. As lawmakers negotiate a final bill, SAFER states will continue to work hard to ensure that states remain empowered to protect citizens from toxic chemicals.
October 12, 2015
State action is a powerful force that affects change nationwide. And we need that power working in harmony with federal law for the best interest of our health, environment and economy well into the future.
August 13, 2015
Today, 11 states have legislation in place requiring “green cleaning” in schools and five more are considering such policies. These policies are delivering better health, attendance and student performance, even as they reduce costs. When will all states adopt 21st century safer cleaning practices?
June 04, 2015
Things are heating up in the Capitol over reforming our deeply broken chemical regulations. With a Senate bill full of red tape and potential loopholes, it's more important than ever that states retain the right to protect their people from toxic chemicals.
May 11, 2015
Home Depot and Lowe's have agreed to phase out toxic phthalates from their vinyl flooring by the end of 2015. Why? Because people who vote with their dollars want safer products.
May 05, 2015
A bill to reform chemical policy is on its way to the Senate floor, even as fiery debate continues over essential details, including the role of states. Meanwhile, states keep moving on protective chemical policy at home.
April 14, 2015
Things can get ugly, complicated and personal when Congress debates reform of the long-broken Toxic Substances Control Act. Safer state experts help keep the mission clear; but we need individual voices to speak up, too.
March 19, 2015
If someone were threatening to take away your rights, you’d talk to a lawyer. But what if someone were threatening to take away a right from your entire state? That’s when you call on the Attorney General. And the Attorneys General of California, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Vermont and Washington all spoke up this week to defend their states—and public health—from a bad proposal.