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May 20, 2008
Republican Senators have asked EPA to repeal rules that require a five-fold increase in ethanol production during the next 15 years. Rising food prices prompted 24 lawmakers to ask EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Asked-to-Repeal-Ethanol-Requirements_12004.html
May 20, 2008
EPA Region 5 administrator Mary Gade has resigned under pressure from internal agency disputes involving oversight of Dow Chemical’s remediation plan for dioxin contamination...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Region-5-Chief-Resigns-Cites-Dispute-Over-Dow-Dioxin-Cleanup_12005.html
May 20, 2008
Senate Republicans have introduced an industry-backed bill that would expand U.S. natural gas production offshore and in Alaska, a proposal the lawmakers say is necessary to stem...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Senate-Bill-Would-Expand-U-S-Natural-Gas-Supply_12006.html
April 28, 2008
The National Academy of Scientists (NAS; Washington) has released a report saying that short-term exposure to ozone air pollution can cause premature death. Short-term exposure to high...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/U-S-Government-Report-Links-Smog-to-Premature-Death_11633.html
April 28, 2008
A review of SEC filings shows that companies are doing a poor job of telling shareholders about market risks posed by certain products or ingredients, according to the Investor...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Investor-Group-Calls-for-More-Financial-Disclosure-of-Market-Risks_11634.html
April 28, 2008
Legal arguments in an appeal seeking to overturn a public nuisance verdict against three former makers of lead-based paint will be broadcast on the Web, the Associated Press reported...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Arguments-in-Lead-Paint-Case-to-be-Aired-on-the-Web_11635.html
April 28, 2008
Energy issues were among the key topics raised by executives at the European chlor-alkali industry group Euro Chlor’s Seventh International Chlorine Technology Conference and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Energy-Issues-Raise-Concerns_11636.html
April 16, 2008
The National Toxicology Program’s (NTP; Research Triangle Park, NC) new report on bisphenol a (BPA) takes a harder line on possible health problems stemming from exposure to low...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/U-S-Officials-Modify-Assessment-of-BPAs-Low-Dose-Effects_11400.html
April 11, 2008
Environmental group Oceana (Washington) has released a report that identifies five chlorine production facilities as the largest single mercury polluters in their respective states...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Report-Details-Cost-of-Converting-Chlor-Alkali-Plants-to-Mercury-Free-Processes_7050.html
April 7, 2008
The European Court of Justice (ECJ; Brussels) has ruled that a 2005 European Union (EU) decision to exempt flame retardant deca-brominated diphenyl ether (deca-BDE) from a hazardous...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/European-High-Court-Bans-Deca-BDE-Starting-in-July_11261.html
April 7, 2008
States and environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against EPA to force the agency to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that ordered EPA to examine whether regulations to reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/EPA-Sued-Over-Noncompliance-with-GHG-Emissions-Ruling_11262.html
April 7, 2008
The European Crop Protection Association (ECPA; Brussels) says it has joined with European and Ukranian officials to combat counterfeit pesticides in the Ukraine, in which there has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/ECPA-Fights-Influx-of-Fake-Pesticides-into-Ukraine_11263.html
April 1, 2008
EPA’s dismissal of scientist Deborah Rice from an external peer review panel has sparked a Congressional investigation into the agency’s scientific review process and how...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Lawmakers-Probe-Alleged-Industry-Ties-to-Advisory-Panels_11152.html
April 1, 2008
EPA’s decision to close some of its library services to meet budgetary goals was made without properly ensuring continued library services to staff and the public, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Congressional-Investigators-Fault-EPAs-Methods-for-Library-Closures_11153.html
April 1, 2008
About 46 of more than 100 personal care products marketed as “natural” or “organic” were tested this year and found to contain 1,4-dioxane, a petroleum-derived...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Chemical-Found-in-Raft-of-Organic-Products_11154.html
April 1, 2008
Washington state lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban cadmium, phthalates, and lead in toys sold in the state beginning in 2009. Governor Chris Gregoire (D.) is expected to sign...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Washington-Bans-Phthalates-in-Toys_11155.html
April 1, 2008
The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) has released a video detailing the cause of the March 2005 BP Texas City, TX blast that killed 15 and injured...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Safety-Board-Video-Probes-BP-Blast_11156.html
April 1, 2008
Renewable energy technology company Coskata (Warrenville, IL) says it has developed a process to make ethanol from practically any renewable source, including household garbage, plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Coskata-Makes-Ethanol-from-Garbage-and-Used-Tires_11157.html
April 1, 2008
Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) have genetically engineered e. coli to produce high-octane biofuels, including isobutanol and other branched-chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Simple-Bugs-Churn-Out-Next-Gen-Biofuels_11158.html
March 25, 2008
The Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) told a House panel last week that the chemical industry should be required to use inherently safer technologies (ISTs) wherever...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/regulatory/Railroads-Push-for-Industry-to-Adopt-Safer-Technologies_10788.html
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