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Mar 23 2015

New Asbestos Bills Before Congress, but will Meaningful Legislature Finally be Passed?

A new bill has been introduced to congress this week which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to re -consider a ban on asbestos, and many other toxic chemicals that have been found to cause cancer, developmental disorders, ...

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Feb 13 2015

The Truth Behind the FACT Act

Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen, a non-profit, consumer rights advocacy group and think tank based in D.C., shared some facts regarding the so-called “Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act” (FACT Act) in an article ...

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Nov 14 2013

Asbestos Industry-Backed FACT Act Passed by House GOP's-But Not Likely to Go Any Further

US News reports that on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 the House approved House Resolution 982, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT Act) in a vote 221-199. The FACT Act is part of a national campaign being led by the American ...

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Aug 9 2013

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 - Yet Another Obstacle to Banning Asbestos in the U.S

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 (S. 1009) (CSIA) is a bill currently before congress. The legislation is designed to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. Many public health advocates who support TSCA reform do not ...

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Jun 7 2013

Susan Vento, Wife of Deceased Congressman and Mesothelioma Victim Bruce Vento, Expresses Her Strong Opposition to the So-Called "FACT Act"

Susan Vento lost her husband in October of 2000, just eight months after he had been diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Susan’s husband was Democratic Congressman Bruce Vento of Minnesota who served as a United States Representative ...

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Apr 4 2013

Huffington Post Debunks Claims of Fraud by Supporters of the "Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act"

Currently before the House of Representatives is House Resolution 982, the “ Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act of 2013 ”. Supporters of the FACT Act claim that their goal is to protect the rights of victims affected by asbestos ...

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Sep 3 2012

California Measure Imposing Reasonable Limits on Length of Plaintiff Depositions Moves Closer to Becoming Law!

We have long advocated for reasonable limitations on the length of time that asbestos companies can question asbestos cancer patients. At this time, there is no state-wide rule that limits the amount of time that asbestos company lawyers can question ...

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