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January 19, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to rule on Monsanto’s lawsuit challenging the U.S. government’s injunction against planting of genetically modified alfalfa. The lawsuit...
January 15, 2010
The Senate is expected to merge Rockefeller’s bill, which would reform the STB to give shippers more leverage in rate disputes, with legislation sponsored by Senator Herb Kohl (D., WI), Dooley says. Kohl’s bill, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee last year, would rescind the decades-long exemption railroads have from antitrust laws....
December 31, 1969
The Coalition for Security and Competitiveness (CSC; Washington), a group formed in 2007 that comprises several industry groups including the National Association of Manufacturers...
December 31, 1969
New Jersey’s industry this year will work with the administration of governor Chris Christie (R.), who is scheduled to take office January 19, in an effort to secure revisions to...
January 5, 2010
There has been relatively little action on legislation favored by environmentalists in the U.S. Congress since President Obama took office, at least compared with initial expectations...
January 4, 2010
Legal action filed by rail shippers against four major carriers seeks compensation for an alleged conspiracy by the railroads to inflate fuel surcharges. The lawsuit, if successful...
December 22, 2009
A Senate committee has passed legislation that would increase government oversight of railroads and give shippers access to more rail carriers and more leverage in negotiating rates. However, the bill approved late last week by the Senate Commerce Committee omits the provision that would have stripped carriers of their antitrust immunity....
December 22, 2009
A federal jury has awarded 10 plaintiffs more than $100 million in a lawsuit against BP as compensation for alleged exposure to toxic emissions at the company’s Texas City, TX...
December 31, 1969
Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ; Trenton) says it is disappointed by the state’s Board of Public Utilities’ deferral of a motion asking for mandatory relief from Public...
December 31, 1969
Industry has won its bid to stop state regulators from listing styrene as a carcinogen under the Proposition 65 labeling law. The Styrene Information Research Center (SRIC; Alexandria)...
November 23, 2009

A key judicial decision next week will determine if styrene should be considered a carcinogen under California’s Proposition 65 law. State law requires substances known to be carcinogenic or cause reproductive harm to carry warning labels. If the judge supports California officials in their bid to order Prop 65 requirements for styrene, the implications for the styrene industry, and for related substances, would be a critical setback to industry.


October 26, 2009
U.S. government watchdog group OMB Watch (Washington) has been tracking the Obama administration’s efforts to address concerns about 27 controversial “midnight”...
October 28, 2009
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that China will require a security deposit on imported nylon-6 from the U.S., European Union, Russia, and Taiwan. The decision follows a...
October 20, 2009
The House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to take up chemical plant security legislation tomorrow that could result in a full House vote on Inherently Safer Technology (IST) in a...
October 19, 2009
A federal jury in Manhattan has ruled that ExxonMobil is liable for contaminating the New York City drinking water wells with fuel additive methyl tert-butyl ether, awarding the city...
December 31, 1969
EPA says it has proposed to disapprove three key aspects of the Texas clean-air permitting program that do not meet federal Clean Air Act requirements. The proposals address flexible...
December 31, 1969
ACC says the lawsuit filed against Union Pacific over liability provisions in the railroad’s rate card has been settled. ACC and The Chlorine Institute had filed a lawsuit against...
September 27, 2009
A ruling by Second Circuit Court of Appeals (New York) has reinstated a lawsuit brought by states seeking to force electric utilities to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on...
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