On June 2, Steve Caldeira submitted a Letter to the Editor (LTE) to The Washington Post in response to a recent article about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget situation. HCPA is pleased to report that the LTE was accepted and published online yesterday afternoon and in print this morning, The EPA needs resources – and guidelines.

This LTE supports our ongoing advocacy efforts among House and Senate appropriators to pass the EPA’s proposed fiscal year 2023 budget in full. This has become a significant issue among industry and allied trades.  Chris Jahn, the President & CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), also responded to the original article. While ACC’s response supported additional funding, their focus is on following procedure and Congressional oversight.

On behalf of HCPA member companies and our association’s public policy priorities, HCPA staff is committed to taking a lead role in recognizing the important work of the EPA and calling on Congress to properly fund (and staff) the Agency so it can do its work effectively.


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