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Former EPA official calls for new environmental and consumer protection agency
Date:4/28/2009

ies like EPA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission lack the resources and tools needed to address the challenges posed by products enabled by advancing nanotechnology and synthetic biology."

In the report's preface, first EPA administrator William D. Ruckelshaus points out that the new Department of Environmental and Consumer Protection outlined in the paper "would be more of a science agency than the current regulatory ones and would incorporate more integrated approaches to oversight and monitoring."

The proposed agency would foster more integrated oversight and a unified mechanism for product regulation to deal with current problems like toxics in children's toys and newer challenges like nanotechnology. A more integrated approach to pollution control was necessary even before EPA was created, and since that time the need has only increased, according to Davies.

"Almost forty years ago, EPA greatly changed governance and regulation of the damage humans do to the environment," Rejeski says. "But now, nearly a decade into the new century, the U.S. needs to take a bold step forward and address pollution and exposure in a more holistic and proactive manner. A new agency with a new vision and mission is needed to ensure technological innovation with minimal environmental impact."


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Contact: Colin Finan
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Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
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