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July 30, 2007
Chemicals Legislation: Is the Industry Ready? A large number of chemical firms will come to grips with the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of...
July 30, 2007
Industry Braces for Change in Control of Congress The chemical industry will have its hands full this year dealing with anticipated policy changes in Congress, as well as scores of...
July 30, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed chemical plant security regulations requiring high-risk chemical plants to assess site vulnerability and draft security plans. The...
July 27, 2007
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Brussels) has released its final report on the latest science on climate change, saying there is clear evidence that at least part...
July 27, 2007
The National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) says it will investigate all toxicology program contracts to examine potential ties to industry. The action follows the dismissal...
July 27, 2007
The Bush administration has pushed through the nomination of a controversial Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official, using a Congressional “recess appointment” to...
July 27, 2007
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to reject EPA’s argument that the agency is not authorized by the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from automobile...
July 27, 2007
ACC and other chemical trade groups have asked U.S. lawmakers to consider that climate change legislation must include energy policy initiatives aimed at curbing spikes in natural gas...
July 27, 2007
Representative Henry Waxman (D., CA) and more than 100 other House lawmakers have introduced a bill that would include a mandatory cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas (GHG)...
July 27, 2007
Former lead-based paint manufacturers have filed an appeal to the Rhode Island Supreme Court (Providence) asking it to overturn a lower court verdict in a lead-based paint public...
July 27, 2007
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) says it will increase the daily exposure limit for bisphenol A (BPA) due to additional data developed in the last five years that...
July 27, 2007
The California Air Resources Board (Carb; Sacramento) has enacted rules to phase out the use of perchloroethylene (perc) in dry cleaners by 2023. The state will prevent purchase of dry...
July 26, 2007
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring the sale of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) alfalfa seeds effective immediately. The judge upheld a request by...
July 26, 2007
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) panel reviewing the health effects of bisphenol A (BPA) has dismissed consulting firm Sciences International (SI; Alexandria, VA) from its work on...
July 26, 2007
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation to boost science and technology funding in what the lawmakers say is an effort to help the U.S. maintain its edge in those...
July 26, 2007
Senate Environment and Energy Committee chairman Jeff Bingaman (D., NM) says he plans to use comments from a recent roundtable discussion with industry, EU officials, and consultants...
July 26, 2007
the U.S. tort litigation system costs the nation $865 billion/year, including indirect costs of R&D spending and health care, says a recent study conducted by the Pacific Research...
July 26, 2007
EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report, released last month, shows that TRI releases rose 2.4% in 2005, the most recent year for which information is available. Total...
July 25, 2007
Total Petrochemical will pay $2.9 million in penalties, and has agreed to complete a $37-million pollution control upgrade at its Port Arthur, TX facility to resolve air violations...
July 25, 2007
EPA says it is seeking comment on proposed risk-reduction measures to control occupational and bystander exposure to five soil fumigant pesticides including: methyl bromide, metam...
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