1991 Scorecard Vote
The best way to minimize the risks of hazardous substances is to reduce, and when possible, eliminate their source production and use. The Community Right to Know More Act of 1991 is the first piece of legislation that would require industries to report on toxic chemicals they use and produce, in addition to those released into the air and water.
Building on the first Community Right to Know Act of 1986, the 1991 Act would force industries to develop plans for decreasing their use of toxic chemicals and would provide for national uniform reporting requirements and greater public access to hazardous waste databanks. Moreover, only 5% of all chemical releases are currently reported. Thus, the Community Right to Know More Act calls for expanding the list of chemicals covered under the 1986 Act to include hazardous chemicals listed in other environmental regulations, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and Safe Drinking Water Act.
Representative Gerry Sikorski (D MN-6) sponsored the Community Right to Know More Act of 1991. LCV included co-sponsorship of H.R. 2880 as a pro-government action. There are currently 144 co-sponsors.