Dow Commends Congressional Passage of the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 08, 2016 - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) commends the U.S. Congress on the final passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576). This critically important legislation will strengthen and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our nation’s primary means for regulating chemicals.
“This landmark legislation will fundamentally reform our nation’s chemical regulatory program, restore confidence in the safety of chemicals and provide companies like Dow with the regulatory certainty necessary to drive investment,” said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Dow commends Senators Inhofe, Udall and Vitter and Congressmen Upton and Shimkus on their strong leadership and unwavering dedication to pass bipartisan legislation that allows U.S. manufacturers to continue to provide innovative solutions made possible today through advanced chemistry.”
We applaud Congress on their action and look forward to the President signing this vital legislation as soon as possible.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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