We believe that sound public policy is best achieved when a variety of informed voices participate in the political process. Because public policy decisions made at all levels of government can have significant effects on our current and future operations, ExxonMobil communicates its positions to the U.S. Congress, state legislatures and governments around the world. For these reasons, ExxonMobil exercises its right to support policies that promote a stable investment climate for long-term business viability. ExxonMobil engaged on a variety of issues in 2016:
Up Close: Engaging on TSCA modernization
The primary law overseeing the safety of chemical products in the United States — the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) — provides the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency authority to review and regulate chemicals in commerce. TSCA was designed to ensure that products are safe for intended use. In 2016, ExxonMobil and the American Chemistry Council strongly advocated in support of the bipartisan legislation to enhance the TSCA process and provide for a uniform national system of chemical regulation. In June 2016, the president signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorized and modernized TSCA to strengthen safety standards.