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January 15, 2015
Monsanto says U.S. Department of Agriculture has deregulated Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant trait technologies–Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex™...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/USDA-deregulates-Monsanto-weed-control-traits_66897.html
January 15, 2015
The Obama administration has announced a goal to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas sector by 40–45% by 2025, compared with the levels in 2012. Methane is a potent...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Obama-administration-aims-to-cut-methane-emissions-from-oil-and-gas-sector-by-40-45-percent_66847.html
January 14, 2015
The European Union will devolve to its 28 individual member states the power to authorize the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, allowing national governments to either...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/New-law-widens-opportunity-for-cultivation-of-GM-crops-in-Europe_66814.html
January 14, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published its Reach 2018 Roadmap. Reach is the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-publishes-Reach-2018-Roadmap-to-support-companies-in-meeting-2018-registration-deadline_66815.html
January 13, 2015
The European Commission says that is has opened a tender for a “study on the regulatory fitness of the legislative framework governing the risk management of chemicals.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Commission-tenders-for-study-on-fitness-of-legislation-managing-chemical-risk_66792.html
January 13, 2015
The trade committee of the European Parliament has indicated in a working document that it opposes the inclusion of a clause on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) being included...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Parliament-trade-committee-opposed-to-inclusion-of-ISDS-in-TTIP_66794.html
January 13, 2015
China has raised the consumption tax on a range of oil-related products, effective today, the Ministry of Finance (Beijing) says. The tax for products such as gasoline, lubricants, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/China-hikes-consumption-tax-on-oil-products_66766.html
January 7, 2015
A European Parliament committee has called on the European Commission, in a draft opinion, to “exclude any terms in the transatlantic trade and investment pact (TTIP) that would...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Parliament-calls-for-chemical-regulations-ISDS-to-be-excluded-from-TTIP-negotiations_66575.html
January 5, 2015
The first state-wide ban on plastic grocery bags may be heading back to the legislature, as the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) reports that it has collected more than 800,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Californias-ban-on-plastic-bags-may-be-headed-back-to-voters_66555.html
January 5, 2015
Borealis is appealing a decision issued by the Finnish tax authority requesting the company to pay €281.7 million ($335.9 million) on behalf of a subsidiary regarding the year...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Borealis-appeals-&euro282-million-Finnish-tax-bill_66552.html
December 31, 2014
Germany’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are expected to have fallen in 2014 for the first time in several years. “We don’t yet have the final figures, but I am...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/Germanys-GHG-emissions-anticipated-to-have-fallen-about-3-percent-in-2014_66499.html
December 23, 2014
DuPont and Monsanto announced today that they have agreed to settle and dismiss their respective patent infringement lawsuits pending in the US District Court at St. Louis, MO. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/DuPont-Monsanto-settle-seeds-patent-infringement-litigation_66436.html
December 17, 2014

The State of New York intends to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, citing public health risks.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/sustainability/New-York-State-to-ban-hydraulic-fracking_66249.html
December 17, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that Freedom Industries (Charleston, WV) and six former Freedom officials have been charged with various federal crimes related to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/DOJ-indicts-Freedom-Industries-officials-in-January-West-Virginia-spill_66274.html
December 17, 2014
The European Council–the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union—has announced that it has reached a political agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/European-Council-reaches-political-agreement-to-reduce-consumption-of-plastic-bags_66247.html
December 17, 2014
Six substances have been added to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC), under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/ECHA-adds-six-substances-to-SVHC-list_66244.html
December 15, 2014
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/climatechange/Lima-climate-change-conference-mixed-response-from-politicians-industry-and-environmentalists_66177.html
December 12, 2014
The US Department of Commerce (Commerce Department) has concluded antidumping duty and antisubsidy duty investigations of imports of calcium hypochlorite from China. As a result, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/US-confirms-antidumping-duty-on-calcium-hypochlorite-imports-from-China_66150.html
December 12, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has reported the results of the latest Europe-wide monitoring program in its 2012 annual report on pesticide residues in food...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/EU-survey-of-pesticide-residues-in-food-More-than-50-percent-of-samples-show-no-detectable-residues_66143.html
December 10, 2014
The US Senate today passed its version of H.R. 4007—The Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014, an updated version of the Chemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/US-Senate-passes-amended-version-of-CFATS-bill-moves-to-House-for-approval_66063.html
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