BOSTON- Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) was in Washington D.C. on April 29 to testify against two federal bills, the Chemicals in Commerce Act, filed in the United States House of Representatives, and Senate Bill (SB) 1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act.
“In the face of daunting challenges, Massachusetts has never hesitated to take the lead and pass laws intended to protect its citizens,” Senator Moore said. “From improvements in highway and traffic safety to recently proposed domestic violence legislation, the Commonwealth has always emphasized the security of its residents.
“Unfortunately, I have grave concerns about these two pieces of federal legislation currently being debated in Congress. Both bills would significantly hinder the ability of Massachusetts to protect its residents and the environment from toxic chemicals. I urge Congress not to pass these bills which could threaten the safety of our residents.”
Senator Moore gave testimony during a hearing held by the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.