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May 25, 2012
Syngenta says it has reached an agreement with plaintiffs to pay $105 million to settle lawsuits brought by communities in Illinois seeking compensation for alleged atrazine-related...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Syngenta-Settles-Atrazine-Lawsuit-for-$105-Million_43743.html
May 23, 2012
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) joined with health advocacy groups this week in an effort to persuade fellow senators to pass Lautenberg’s Safe Chemicals Act, which would...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lautenberg-Seeks-to-Revive-Senate-Action-on-TSCA-Reform_43663.html
May 22, 2012
The Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC) says it has filed a motion asking a court to grant summary judgment in support of the council’s lawsuit challenging the 12th...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/SIRC-Asks-Court-for-Summary-Judgment-in-RoC-Lawsuit_43640.html
May 21, 2012
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) says it will conduct an assessment of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). This review is distinct from a previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Science-Academy-to-Review-EPAs-IRIS-Program_43636.html
May 21, 2012
Several Louisiana environmental groups have filed a petition with EPA asking that the federal government revoke state environmental officials’ authority to administer clean air...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Louisiana-Groups-Ask-EPA-to-Revoke-State-Authority-on-Clean-Air_43641.html
May 21, 2012
Some lawmakers say they are concerned about the notice of proposed rulemaking EPA has that would restrict the ability of companies to claim confidential business information (CBI)...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lawmakers-Ask-OMB-to-Reconsider-CBI-Rules_43638.html
May 21, 2012
ACC says it has concerns about the Senate Clean Energy Standard Act recently introduced “most notably” due to its lack of incentives for reduced energy demand, says ACC...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/ACC-Senate-Energy-Bill-Lacks-Incentives-for-Efficiency-Improvements_43637.html
May 21, 2012
Cefic released its first-ever sustainability report at a special event held recently at the EU parliament in Brussels. The main theme of the report is how the chemicals industry will...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Cefic-Report-Details-Sustainability-Challenges_43642.html
May 21, 2012
U.S. trade officials have proposed 31% tariffs on solar panels imported from large producers in China, saying Chinese companies sold their products at less than fair value in the U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Initiates-31-percent-Tariffs-on-Solar-Panels-from-China_43639.html
May 21, 2012
The Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC) says it has filed a motion asking a court to grant summary judgment in support of the council’s lawsuit challenging the 12th...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Styrene-Industry-Seeks-Summary-Judgment-in-RoC-Lawsuit_43634.html
May 21, 2012
The National Research Council (NRC; Washington), a division of the National Academy of Sciences, says Bayer’s methyl isocyanate (MIC) unit at its Institute, WV site should take...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/NAS-Analysis-of-Bayer-MIC-Plant-Cites-Wastewater-Concerns_43633.html
May 18, 2012
Several Louisiana environmental groups have filed a petition with EPA asking that the federal government revoke state environmental officials’ authority to administer clean air...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Groups-Petition-EPA-to-Revoke-LDEQs-Authority-on-Clean-Air-Laws_43609.html
May 16, 2012
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) said today it plans to conduct an assessment of EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS). This review is distinct from a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/NAS-to-Conduct-Review-of-EPAs-IRIS-Program_43509.html
May 15, 2012
The European Commission says greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) decreased by more than 2% in 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/GHG-Emissions-of-EU-ETS-Participants-Decreased-2-percent-in-2011_43472.html
May 7, 2012
Al Armendariz, administrator for U.S. EPA Region 6 (Dallas), resigned April 29 after Senator James Inhofe (R., OK) aired comments Armendariz made in 2010 about having an approach to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Official-Resigns-After-Crucify-Comments-Aired_43267.html
May 7, 2012
The U.S. FDA says it is taking several steps to ensure that imported drugs meet the same rigorous standards for safety and quality as those manufactured domestically. The FDA detailed...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-FDA-Steps-Up-Scrutiny-of-Imported-Drugs_43260.html
May 7, 2012
The U.K. government plans to invest £60 million ($97 million) to support the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies in emerging markets. The move follows a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-K-Allocates-$97-Million-to-Develop-CCS_43268.html
May 7, 2012
The European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) have published an updated register of the releases and transfers of pollutants from industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Commission-Updates-Pollutant-Register_43262.html
May 7, 2012
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has begun work on a scientific assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) that will focus on the potential for adverse health...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EFSA-Begins-Review-of-Bisphenol-A_43258.html
May 2, 2012
by Henry DeLima, owner of DeLima Associates (McLean, VA) Consumer Product Information Database (CPID) was first introduced at the Helsinki Chemicals Forum congress in 2009. This proved...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Pilot-Consumer-Product-Database-to-Launch-at-Helsinki-Chemicals-Forum_43177.html
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