Archives :: EnviroTech :: Regulatory :: Regulatory: Legal
Displaying 321 - 336 of 336 stories.
December 22, 2009A 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, 2009A 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...
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 28, 2009The 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 26, 2009U.S. government watchdog group OMB Watch (Washington) has been tracking the Obama administration’s efforts to address concerns about 27 controversial “midnight”...
October 20, 2009The 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, 2009A 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...
September 27, 2009A 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...
December 31, 1969LyondellBasell recently reached a settlement with the U.S. government where the company will pay $162 million to fund remediation of hazardous waste sites. The agreement settles $5.5...
December 31, 1969ACC says it has hired Walter Moore will join the council as v.p./federal affairs effective February 8. “Moore brings with him significant association, corporate, and political...
December 31, 1969The 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, 1969New 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...
December 31, 1969Chemistry 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, 1969Industry 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)...
December 31, 1969EPA 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, 1969ACC 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...
Connect with IHS Chemical Week
Our related sites