July 2010

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: US chemicals legislation could create unintended consequences

Given the complexities of the global marketplace, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 currently under consideration in the US Congress could lead to unintended consequences and harm the US economy at the w..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Given the complexities of the global marketplace, the Safe Chemicals Act of 2010 currently under consideration in the US Congress could lead to unintended consequences and harm the US economy at the worst possible time. “As they begin hashing out this legislation, lawmakers will be forced to confront a host of thorny issues and balance manifold competing interests,” said James A. Kosch, a lawyer for LeClairRyan, a law firm based in Newark, New Jersey. “These include the imperative to protect consumers amid very real safety concerns about untested substances; the need for our exports to comply with Europe’s strict chemical regulations; the need to protect trade secrets;

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