Chemical Industry Calls for Tougher Regulation

By Journal Sentinel , Milwuakee

Mar 02, 2009

According to a Feb. 26 article in the Journal Sentinel, Milwuakee, chemical makers said that the public has lost trust in the government's ability to regulate toxic chemicals and called for federal oversight to be improved.

"The public has no confidence in government regulation," said Mark Rohr, chairman of Albemarle Corp., who serves on the board of the American Chemistry Council. "It is in everyone's interest to strengthen the law."

Rohr's comments in a conference call with reporters came after a congressional subcommittee met to discuss how to strengthen federal regulation of dangerous chemicals.

The hearing highlighted issues outlined in the Journal Sentinel's "Chemical Fallout" series.

To read more of this Journal Sentinel article, visit: http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/40402882.html

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