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January 13, 2011
A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by Texas state officials who sought a legal stay that would have prevented EPA’s takeover of the state’s air permitting program...
January 12, 2011
Dow AgroSciences and DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business say they have resolved a dispute over corn seed packaging bearing a jointly developed trait that Dow  says did not properly display the Pioneer brand....
January 3, 2011
Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson says the state has filed a lawsuit against 3M for alleged damage it caused to Minnesota’s ground and surface water by decades of disposing...
January 3, 2011
Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson says the state has filed a lawsuit against 3M for alleged damage it caused to Minnesota’s ground and surface water by decades of disposing...
January 3, 2011
The Chinese Commerce Ministry says it is cutting export quotas for rare earths minerals by about 11% for the first half of 2011. China supplies more than 95% of the world’s rare...
January 3, 2011
A federal appeals court has granted an emergency motion by the state of Texas seeking a legal stay on EPA’s planned January 2 takeover of the state’s air permit program. The  U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia says the purpose of the stay is to give the court sufficient opportunity to consider the merits of the state’s request and “should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of that motion.”...
December 23, 2010
Deinove (Paris), a biotech start-up, says the European Patent Office (EPO) has sent the company an “intention to grant" notice for a “foundational” biomaterials...
December 13, 2010
Investment Canada requires a foreign takeover of Canadian assets render a "net benefit" to the country....
December 6, 2010

Greenpeace has filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington alleging that Dow Chemical and Sasol engaged in corporate espionage against the environmental organization from 1998-2000. The suit alleges that Dow and Sasol, which was called Condea Vista at the time, along with the public relations firms Denzenhall Resources (Washington) and Ketchum (New York), hired private investigators from the now defunct firm Beckett Brown International (BBI) to steal “thousands of documents, intercept phone call records, trespass, and conduct unlawful surveillance and theft of confidential information related to Greenpeace’s public interest work.” 


December 3, 2010
A U.S. District judge in San Francisco has ruled that genetically modified (GM) sugar beets seedlings planted by four seed companies in September be destroyed, saying the USDA issued permits to grow the crops despite a prior ruling revoking USDA's approval of GM sugar beets and without conducting an environmental review....
December 1, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has decided to extend its antidumping measures on chloroform imported the European Union (EU), Korea, and the U.S., for...
November 24, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China will resort to more legal, technical and fiscal measures for greater progress in energy saving and emission reduction over...
November 23, 2010
DuPont has agreed to settle a West Virginia class action lawsuit for $70 million, including periodic medical testing and check-ups for plaintiffs for a period of 30 years. DuPont...
November 23, 2010
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Dow AgroSciences in its suit against DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business over packaging Dow  says did not properly display the Pioneer brand...
November 22, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has decided to extend its antidumping measures on ethanolamine imported from Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the U.S., for...
November 19, 2010
The European Commission has cleared Syngenta’s acquisition of Monsanto’s global sunflower seeds business. The deal combines two leading sunflower seed suppliers in Europe...
November 18, 2010
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley says industry will not back away from efforts begun this year to overhaul the Toxic Substances Reform Act (TSCA). Other legislative priorities for 2011...
November 16, 2010
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China has decided to extend its antidumping measures on ethanolamine imported from Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the U.S., for...
November 8, 2010
Industry attorneys and other Washington experts say the Republican’s control of the House next year will have an important influence on industry’s agenda, with the most significant impact expected for attempts to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). One of the biggest changes will be in the House Ways and Means Committee, where chairman Henry Waxman (D., CA) is expected to be replaced by Fred Upton (R., MI). Another important move will be for Representative Dave Camp (R., MI) whose district includes Midland, MI—corporate headquarters of Dow Chemical and Dow Corning. He is set to become chair of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has control over U.S. tax and trade policies. Camp was born and raised in Midland and continues to reside there. In a preliminary analysis of the election’s impact on the chemical industry, law firm Bergeson & Campbell (Washington) tallies the potential changes ahead for toxics, pesticides and other industry priorities....
November 8, 2010
The transfer of power from Democratic to Republican hands in the House of Representatives has the chemical industry hopeful that its legislative agenda will gain traction in Congress...
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