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September 26, 2008
The chemical sector expects both drawbacks and opportunities from climate change regulation but anticipates that costs will outweigh the possible advantages, according to the Carbon...
September 26, 2008
The first mandatory U.S. cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electric utilities took effect last week for 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states. The program...
September 25, 2008
The European Union’s (EU) proposal to auction off greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions permits for the next phase of the region’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from 2013 through...
September 19, 2008
FDA officials last week heard a panel of outside experts comment on the administration’s recent safety assessment of bisphenol A (BPA) in food contact materials. FDA’s...
September 19, 2008
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D.) will push for a bill requiring industrial facilities to notify state officials within 15 minutes of an industrial accident that requires...
September 19, 2008
The European Parliament’s Industry and Energy Committee voted 50-2 to scale back the European Commission’s previously announced plans to make renewable sources account for...
September 12, 2008
Congress may vote as early as this week on energy legislation that would expand drilling in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), industry representatives say. ACC says it supports a...
September 12, 2008
Comprehensive new pesticide residue restrictions entered into force in the European Union (EU) earlier this month, an effort officials say will harmonize regulations in the 27 EU...
September 12, 2008
A Florida appeals court has revived a 14-year-old Benlate lawsuit, one of the last in a long series of cases involving DuPont’s controversial herbicide. The Florida Court of...
September 12, 2008
The market for nanomaterials, or particles that are a thousand millionths of a meter­, has risen from a few hundred million dollars several years ago to billions of dollars...
September 8, 2008
The General Accounting Office (GAO; Washington) says that EPA’s inspector general (IG) should have permanent oversight of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB...
September 8, 2008
Canadian officials have listed four chemicals as toxic to humans under a government plan that requires officials to evaluate the safety of up to 30 “high priority”...
September 8, 2008
Texas Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott (R.) says LyondellBasell subsidiaries Equistar Chemicals and Millennium Petrochemicals have agreed to split a $6.5 million fine to resolve an...
August 22, 2008
A federal court has thrown out an EPA rule that forbids states from strengthening certain emission-monitoring requirements that fail to assure that facilities comply with the Clean Air...
August 22, 2008
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) has sued EPA to obtain scientific studies that were part of the agency’s 2003 conditional approval of Bayer...
August 22, 2008
EPA has designated butylated triphenyl phosphate (BTP) as a medium-priority chemical under its high-production volume (HPV) testing program, which assesses the potential hazards that a...
August 18, 2008
Lawmakers have asked Bush Administration officials to withdraw a proposed workplace exposure rule that they say the Labor Department is trying to secretly push through in the final...
August 18, 2008
The European Commission has proposed revisions to the EU’s regulations for restricting ozone-depleting substances. The revisions would align the EU’s regulations with...
August 18, 2008
EPA has proposed an interim policy that offers reduced penalties to companies that have recently acquired regulated facilities, providing that the new owners conduct audits and...
August 15, 2008
President Bush has signed into law legislation that will ban  six phthalates in products intended for children under the age of 12. The phthalate restrictions are part of a...
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