bonamici, merkley introduce bicameral legislation to ban asbestos and save lives

Washington, DC – Oregon’s Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici and U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley this week introduced the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2022, legislation to prohibit the manufacture, processing, use, and distribution in commerce of commercial asbestos. The Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2022 will ban the importation and use of all six of the recognized asbestos fibers, expanding on the EPA’s recent proposed rulemaking which will only ban one. The full bill text can be found here. For the full text of the release, click here.