July 2017

A Blog for and about Funders Focused on Health and the Environment
President Obama signs the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act last year.
July 13, 2017 by Beto Bedolfe, Carolyn Fine Friedman, Shelley Hearne, Ruth Hennig, and Janet Maughan
The story of last year’s passage of the first major piece of new environmental legislation in 20 years, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, is much like the story of almost any new legislation. Among advocates, we saw courageous risk taking, smart strategizing, and deep solidarity as well as strained relationships, crossed signals, and institutional infighting. Yes, the sausage making is always messy, and no one escapes the process without at least some gunk on their shoes.
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Roger is a Program Officer with the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Foundation and focuses on Affordable Housing Preservation, Criminal Justice Reform, Environmental Justice. Roger is responsible for helping guide the Foundation’s programmatic strategy,...

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