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January 16, 2012
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has asked the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to "investigate and quickly provide public information on the seismic impacts of hydraulic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lautenberg-Asks-Officials-to-Investigate-Seismic-Impacts-of-Fracking_40491.html
January 16, 2012
Representative Ed Markey (D., MA) is urging EPA to finalize its review of dioxin's noncancer health effects, due out by the end of this month, saying the "two-decades...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Markey-Urges-EPA-to-Finalize-Dioxin-Assessment_40481.html
January 16, 2012
A Government Accounting Office (GAO) report reviewing EPA’s progress in improving its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) says the agency has made recommended changes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/U-S-Review-of-EPAs-IRIS-Program-Sees-Limited-Progress_40473.html
January 16, 2012
Paul Anastas, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development, will leave the agency and return to Yale University in February. Anastas’ position is one of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-R-and-D-Chief-Heads-Back-to-Yale_40472.html
January 16, 2012
Industry groups say a White House report “Investing in America” highlights the importance of shale gas plays in supporting U.S. industry. Since the mid-2000s, “the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/White-House-Substantial-Benefits-From-Shale-Gas_40463.html
January 16, 2012
This past week has seen a raft of alternative energy technology developments in both the battery and fuel cell fields.  BASF made another step forward in its quest to be the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-Round-up-Jan-13_40452.html
January 13, 2012
The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has finalized changes to the process used for adding substances to the Report on Carcinogens (RoC). ACC and other industry groups have...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/National-Toxicology-Program-Finalizes-Changes-to-RoC-Process_40437.html
January 11, 2012
New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D., Endwell) says a top priority this year will be advancing legislation to strengthen trichloroethylene (TCE) standards. Lupardo says state and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/New-York-Assemblywoman-Revives-Push-for-Stronger-TCE-Standards_40380.html
January 11, 2012
A group of U.S. scientists say they have successfully used solid materials based on fumed silica impregnated with polyethylenimine (PEI), a readily available and inexpensive polymeric...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Research-Polymer-based-System-Breaks-Records-for-Capture-of-CO2_40304.html
January 10, 2012
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) has asked the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to "investigate and quickly provide public information on the seismic impacts of hydraulic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Lautenberg-Asks-U-S-Officials-to-Investigate-Frackings-Impact-on-Seismic-Activity_40366.html
January 10, 2012
A Government Accounting Office (GAO) report reviewing EPA’s progress in improving its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) says the agency has made recommended changes...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/GAO-Report-Finds-EPA-has-Made-Limited-Progress-Improving-IRIS-Update_40355.html
January 10, 2012
Paul Anastas, EPA assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development, will leave the agency and return to Yale University in February. Anastas’ position is one of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPAs-Anastas-to-Return-to-Yale_40352.html
January 5, 2012
A lawsuit brought by residents of Nitro, WV seeking medical monitoring compensation related to Monsanto’s legacy production of Agent Orange is scheduled to go to trial next week...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Court-Begins-Jury-Selection-for-Monsanto-Agent-Orange-Trial_40160.html
January 2, 2012
The U.S. EPA has proposed significant new use rules (SNURs) for 17 chemical substances, the result of a legal settlement after EPA was sued for not complying with portions of the Toxic...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Proposes-SNURs-for-17-Substances_40128.html
January 2, 2012
EPA says it has finalized the 2012 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), which again mandates far lower volumes of cellulosic biofuels than outlined by the Energy Independence and Security...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/EPA-Revises-Renewable-Fuels-Standards_40131.html
January 2, 2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has submitted to the European Commission its recommendation that 13 substances of very high concern (SVHC) in future should not be used...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/European-Officials-13-SVHCs-Should-No-Longer-Be-Used_40039.html
January 2, 2012
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has signed into law a bill detailing permit requirements for horizontal drilling in West Virginia, including in the Marcellus Shale. The law...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/West-Virginia-Bill-Regulating-Marcellus-Shale-Signed-Into-Law_40038.html
January 2, 2012
ACC is asking EPA to withdraw its review of dioxin’s noncancer health effects, saying that recently passed legislation will require the agency to demonstrate how the assessment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Industry-Asks-EPA-to-Withdraw-Dioxin-Assessment-Cites-Recent-IRIS-Mandate_40040.html
January 2, 2012
EPA has partially granted a petition from environmental groups asking the agency develop rules requiring makers of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluids to submit existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Federal-Fracking-Disclosure-Decision-Targets-Chemical-Firms_40037.html
January 2, 2012
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's recent Chemistry and Light Vehicles report. A total of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/environment/Report-Tallies-Light-Vehicles-Growing-Importance-in-North-American-Industry_40042.html
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