Tell Tom: Thank You

In June, President Obama signed a landmark chemical safety law that Tom worked hard to move through Congress. The reform overhauled our outdated laws — requiring greater scrutiny of chemicals and empowering the EPA to review and ban those that pose a serious risk to our safety.

Now, we’re starting to see this law in practice. Ten potentially hazardous chemicals are being evaluated by the EPA for safety.

In fact, the agency just proposed banning the use of a toxic chemical known as TCE. Used by dry cleaners serving millions of people for decades, TCE is a neurotoxin linked to cancer, developmental impacts and liver toxicity. This was the first time in a generation the EPA has been able to do its job to protect the public from dangerous chemicals.

Tom made it his mission to reform our broken chemical safety laws. He set out to put the wellbeing of families in New Mexico and across the country over politics and he succeeded.

Sign here to thank Tom.