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June 20, 2011
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says it has extended China’s antidumping measures for hydrazine hydrate imported from France, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. for a further...
June 20, 2011
FDA has issued a rulemaking package including testing protocols for products labeled for “broad spectrum” UVA and UVB protection. It will also limit claims manufacturers can make regarding “waterproof,” “sweatproof,” and “long-lasting” protections. FDA also proposes that products claiming protection above SPF50 require special approval by authorities. Significantly for chemical manufacturers, the FDA’s announcement did not include a formal response to a petition submitted by consumer and environmental groups concerned about the safety of nanoscale active ingredients use in sunscreens, attorneys say. However, FDA mentioned that it had conducted its own animal studies and found nanoscale sunscreen ingredients were not absorbed through the epidermis....
June 20, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday upheld a petition by industry which sought to reverse a lower court ruling allowing states to litigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission policies on the grounds cross-border GHGs create a public nuisance. The 8-0 decision by the justices was a victory for industry groups and was widely expected after justices expressed skepticism about the states’ position during oral arguments last April. Industry representatives welcomed the high court’s decision as “logical and just” saying it should “send a signal to those attempting to used arcane legal rules to advance their political agendas.” Environmental groups say the decision underscores EPA’s responsibility to regulate GHG emissions under the Clean Air Act....
June 20, 2011
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says it has extended China’s antidumping measures for hydrazine hydrate imported from France, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. for a further...
June 7, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal by General Electric which had challenged EPA’s authority to mandate certain Superfund cleanups, saying such orders deprive a...
June 6, 2011
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a petition by FMC and several industry groups which had appealed to the high court for a review of EPA's decision restricting carbofuran, a...
June 6, 2011
Its been a good few days for the producers of legal active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and excipients, with the European Union’s (EU) Council members formally adopting a...
May 31, 2011
Its been a good few days for the producers of legal active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and excipients, with the European Union’s (EU) Council members formally adopting a...
May 23, 2011
China's Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says it has extended its antidumping measures for chloroprene rubber imported from Japan, the European Union (EU), and the U.S. for...
May 23, 2011
The European Commission has decided to impose provisional antidumping duties on European Union (EU) imports of certain fatty alcohols and their blends originating in India, Indonesia...
May 9, 2011
Nalco has filed documents with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana in an effort to extricate the company from the sprawling litigation involving the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill last year in the Gulf of Mexico. Nalco became involved in the litigation because it makes the oil dispersant Corexit, which was used on the 5 million gallons of oil that were released from the Macondo oil well over a period of 86 days last spring....
April 25, 2011
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that rejected large parts of a lawsuit filed against DuPont by residents of Parkersburg, WV. The lawsuit alleged perfluorooctanoic acid...
April 25, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Hears GHG SuitU.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments in a lawsuit filed by six states seeking to compel some utilities to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
April 11, 2011
DuPont says it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of California against USA Performance Technology (USA PTI; Oakland, CA), its business alter ego...
March 31, 2011
Suit seeks protection from legal action by Monsanto should genetically modified seeds contaminate organic farms....
March 28, 2011
Senators James Inhofe (R., OK) and Mike Johanns (R., NE) recently introduced legislation that would require EPA to assess the total economic impact of several major rules it is...
March 25, 2011
Isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it will denies claims by Butamax Advanced Biofuel (Wilmington, DE) that it infringed on Butamax patents relating to the production of...
March 25, 2011
Süd-Chemie says it intends a “full and vigorous defense” against claims by specialty packaging solutions firm CSP Technologies (Auburn, IL) that Süd-Chemie...
March 14, 2011
The Senate recently approved the America Invents Act, a bipartisan bill that updates the nation’s patent system for the first time in more than 50 years. The bill, which passed...
March 14, 2011
A bipartisan group of four House members has introduced a bill, the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011, to make permanent the U.S. research and development (R&D) tax...
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