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March 12, 2012
The U.S. Senate last week voted 52-46 to defeat an amendment that would have blocked EPA’s rules limiting air emissions from industrial boilers, a measure that had been backed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Senate-Votes-Down-Attempt-to-Block-Boiler-MACT-Rules_41927.html
March 12, 2012
Campbell’s Soup will phase out the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in can linings, CFO Craig Owens said in a recent shareholders call. The company has not provided a timeline for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Campbells-Soup-Commits-to-BPA-Phaseout_41924.html
March 12, 2012
Several U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that would result in more resources for FDA officials to conduct inspection of overseas drug ingredient manufacturers. The terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lawmakers-Push-for-Enhanced-FDA-Oversight_41950.html
March 12, 2012
A list of 203 types of consumer products that contain chemical substances of very high concern (SVHC) published recently by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Environmental-Group-Criticizes-SVHC-List-as-Useless-for-Consumers_41931.html
March 12, 2012
EPA says it will conduct more testing at Pavillion, WY where a recent draft report indicated water contamination was caused by hydraulic fracturing, the first time the agency had...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-to-Conduct-More-Testing-in-Wyoming-Hydraulic-Fracturing-Investigation_41925.html
March 9, 2012
 The U.S. Senate yesterday voted 52-46 to defeat an amendment that would have blocked EPA’s rules limiting air emissions from industrial boilers, a measure that had been...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Senate-Vote-Defeats-Boiler-MACT-Amendment_41902.html
March 8, 2012
A study by the Silent Spring Institute (Newton, MA) says a review of 213 cleaning products, cosmetics, personal care and other common consumer products show they contain “complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-Disputes-Methodology-Used-in-Cleaning-Products-Study_41882.html
March 7, 2012
Senator Susan Collins (R., ME) has attached an amendment to a Senate transportation bill that would halt implementation of air emission rules for industrial boilers and would allow...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Amendment-to-Senate-Transportation-Bill-Would-Block-Boiler-MACT-Rules_41869.html
March 7, 2012
The U.K. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has scheduled an auction between May and July of this year for the purchase of carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-K-Announces-Auction-for-12-Million-EU-Emissions-Trading-Permits_41854.html
March 7, 2012
A new study following 1,619 people over 10 years shows that healthy people with higher urine concentrations of Bisphenol A (BPA) subsequently were more likely to develop heart disease...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/10-year-Study-Links-Bisphenol-A-to-Future-Heart-Disease_41844.html
March 6, 2012
Campbell’s Soup will phase out the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in can linings, CFO Craig Owens said in a recent shareholders call. The company has not provided a timeline for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Campbells-Soup-CFO-Commits-to-BPA-Phaseout_41820.html
March 6, 2012
The European Commission has proposed that the region takes “decisive action” to accelerate innovation relating to key raw materials, and agricultural products, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EU-Proposes-Innovation-Partnerships-for-the-Supply-of-Raw-Materials-Agricultural-Products_41822.html
March 5, 2012
EPA has identified seven chemicals it will do risk assessments on this year, part of the agency’s stated goal of improving management of existing chemicals under the Toxic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Identifies-Seven-Substances-for-2012-TSCA-Assessments_41794.html
February 28, 2012
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed a lawsuit filed by organic growers seeking protection from potential patent infringement lawsuits by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Court-Dismisses-Organic-Growers-Suit-Against-Monsanto_41645.html
February 27, 2012
Bayer says it will establish two "Bayer Bee Care Centers" to consolidate existing and future bee health projects from Bayer companies in cooperation with external partners...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Bayer-Invests-in-Bee-Health_41630.html
February 27, 2012
EPA has released its final air toxics emission limits for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production units, replacing a 2002 standard that a federal court found inadequate. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Finalizes-Emission-Limits-for-PVC-Units_41624.html
February 27, 2012
BASF says it plans to phase out the production and sale of lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014. The move follows the European Union’s (EU) evaluation of the substance under...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Reach-Drives-BASF-to-Phase-Out-Lead-Chromate-by-2015_41627.html
February 27, 2012
EPA has issued its assessment of dioxin’s noncancer health effects, part of an effort that has been in progress for more than 20 years and represents one of industry’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-EPA-Issues-Final-Dioxin-Assessment_41620.html
February 27, 2012
BASF has agreed terms to acquire Merck KGaA’s (Darmstadt, Germany) battery electrolytes business. BASF says the purchase price is in the "low double-digit millions" of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/BASF-Buys-Merck-KGaAs-Battery-Electrolyte-Business-update_41500.html
February 27, 2012
Monsanto says it has reached a settlement with plaintiffs in a medical monitoring lawsuit related to the company’s legacy liability for a former Agent Orange production unit at...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Monsanto-Settles-With-Nitro-WV-Residents_41605.html
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