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June 29, 2012
The federal appeals court ruling upholding four EPA rules on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has opened the door wide for what industry and environmental groups have said would be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Appeals-Court-Ruling-Sets-the-Stage-for-Sweeping-New-GHG-Requirements_44549.html
June 29, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would streamline the process for truckers and other personnel to obtain and renew a Transportation Worker Identification...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/House-Passes-Bill-Streamlining-Process-for-Security-Credentials_44558.html
June 28, 2012
A recent report by Representative Henry Waxman (D., CA) and Representative Edward Markey (D., MA) tallies EPA- and environment-related votes by House Republicans, showing there have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/House-Democrats-Tally-Republican-Anti-Environment-Votes_44541.html
June 28, 2012
An advocacy group has asked EPA to place bisphenol A (BPA) on the list of contaminants it may regulate under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The 1996 statute requires EPA to keep a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Group-Petitions-EPA-to-Regulate-BPA-Under-Safe-Drinking-Water-Act_44514.html
June 28, 2012
U.S. EPA Region V says it has reached an agreement with BASF to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at BASF’s Wyandotte, MI facility, requiring BASF to pay more than $1...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/BASF-to-Pay-More-than-$1-Million-to-Settle-Michigan-Clean-Air-Suit_44538.html
June 26, 2012
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has upheld four EPA greenhouse gas rules, including its finding under the Clean Air Act that GHGs endanger the public health. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Appeals-Court-Upholds-Suite-of-Key-EPA-Climate-Rules_44482.html
June 26, 2012
Concern over changes to the a green building rating system has caused the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC; Washington) to delay the fourth version of the standards until June 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Revised-Green-Building-Standards-Delayed-as-Stakeholders-Push-for-Revisions_44483.html
June 25, 2012
The U.S. Department of Interior has extended by 60 days the time allowed for input on its draft rules for hydraulic fracturing. The proposal, which applies to drillers on land leased...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Interior-Department-Extends-Public-Comment-on-Fracking_44457.html
June 25, 2012
The U.S. Senate has voted 73-26 to reject a bill proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders (I., VT) that would have given states clear authority to require labeling of genetically modified...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Senate-Rejects-GM-Labeling-Bill_44455.html
June 25, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 244-173 to pass the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, which in part would change the criteria for EPA’s review of national clean air...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/House-Bill-Would-Suspend-Clean-Air-Proposals-Require-Cost-Considerations_44454.html
June 18, 2012
Codexis, Cytec, and Elevance Renewable Chemicals (Woodbridge, IL) were among the winners of EPA's 2012 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for their work promoting chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cytec-Codexis-and-Elevance-Among-EPA-Green-Chemistry-Award-Winners_44282.html
June 18, 2012
EPA says its proposed rule for particle pollution, or soot, would revise the annual standard for fine particles (PM-2.5) from 15 micrograms per cubic meter (mg/cu meter) to 12 or 13...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Proposes-Annual-Fine-Particles-Standard-of-12-13-MgCu-Meter_44262.html
June 18, 2012
  Status Quo: The court order permits Gevo to supply Sasol from Luverne site. A Delaware judge is restricting biobased isobutanol shipments from Gevo’s (Englewood, CO)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Judge-Suspends-Biobased-Isobutanol-Shipments-from-Gevos-Luverne-Site_44276.html
June 18, 2012
ACC has given their Responsible Care "Company of the Year" award to ExxonMobil, Albemarle, and Ethyl Corp. The award is given to companies in recognition of their commitment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-Names-Responsible-Care-Award-Winners_44281.html
June 18, 2012
The Indian government plans to dispose about 350 m.t. of hazardous waste from the Union Carbide plant at Bhopal, in the state of Madhya Pradesh India, in Germany. The Deutsche...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/India-Reaches-Deal-to-Dispose-of-Bhopal-Hazardous-Waste-in-Germany_44279.html
June 18, 2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added 13 substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list under the European Union's (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ECHA-Adds-13-Candidate-SVHCs-Rejects-Bid-to-Restrict-Four-Phthalates_44278.html
June 18, 2012
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) says it has given Brian Sansoni, current v.p. of communications and membership, the additional title of v.p./sustainability initiatives...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACI-Appoints-Two-Sustainability-Executives_44277.html
June 18, 2012
  Bond: Seeking to bolster accountability. Sherman: Dialogue trumps mandatory targets. The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) says its key priority for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ICCA-Rio+20-is-Opportunity-to-Negotiate-a-Stronger-SAICM_44275.html
June 18, 2012
Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co., H.J. Heinz, Nike, and Procter & Gamble have formed a consortium to promote research for developing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) that is 100% derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Polyester-Fibers-Customers-Join-Push-for-Biobased-PET_44274.html
June 15, 2012
EPA says its proposed rule for particle pollution, or soot, would revise the annual standard for fine particles (PM-2.5) from 15 micrograms per cubic meter (mg/cu meter) to 12-13...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Revises-Annual-Standard-for-Soot-to-12-13-MgCu-Meter_44235.html
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