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Consumers Should Get More Than Just Expense From Green Chemistry


Op-Ed by Jim Conran in Fox & Hounds - 9/22/10

 

Sacramento - 09/22/10 - Op-Ed by Jim Conran in Fox & Hounds   "It [Green Chemistry] sounds like a fine idea, and it is. Environmentalists welcomed the initiative, and businesses signed on to the effort in the earliest stages.  Businesses, after all, know better than most how inefficient and expensive the old method of chemical management has been; each legislative session features a handful of measures targeting one chemical or another, most of the time without a shred of science (other than political science) to support them.

But as is often the case with fine ideas, something went awry between the concept and the execution.  Today, the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) is poised to finalize the rules for California's Green Chemistry Initiative and nobody is asking whether this fire extinguisher will actually put out fires."  Read OP-ED, then also Read Rebuttal by Maziar Movassaghi, DTSC Acting Director, 10/01/10.


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