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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 25, 2008
Traces of a wide array of pharmaceuticals have been found in drinking water supplied to an estimated 41 million U.S. residents, according to an investigation by the Associated Press...
March 25, 2008
Nations struggling to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will find that improving energy efficiency in the industrial, transportation, and residential sectors are the most...
March 18, 2008
U.S. rail shippers met with lawmakers last week to support legislation that would overhaul the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is charged with overseeing railroad...
March 18, 2008
The U.S. Senate has passed a consumer product safety bill that would increase funding for the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington). The legislation would...
March 10, 2008
The Small Business Administration (SBA: Washington), a U.S. government agency that provides support to small firms, has outlined 10 federal regulations that it will work to change this...
March 10, 2008
EPA officials have granted a request ACC made last year seeking removal of a scientist from an agency advisory panel, according to documents posted on the Environmental Working...
March 3, 2008
EPA, FDA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture say that Dow AgroSciences inadvertent release of an unregistered genetically modified (GM) pesticide product poses no public health...
March 3, 2008
EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data for 2006, the most recent year available, shows an overall toxic emission decline of 2% from 2005 levels, the agency says. Nationwide...
March 3, 2008
U.S. shippers testified last week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on efforts to pass the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007. The bill would remove rail carriers’...
March 3, 2008
The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ; Trenton) says it has filed a petition to join a case before the state’s public utility board that seeks to recover fees charged to...
February 25, 2008
Toys “R” Us (Wayne, NJ) has announced that all children’s products sold by the chain by year-end “must be produced without the addition of phthalates that have...
February 19, 2008
Use of lotions, powders, and shampoos on infants may be responsible for “widespread and variable” phthalates exposure, according to a study published earlier this month in...
February 19, 2008
The Bush administration has expressed concern over a bill pending in Congress that would overhaul U.S. patent laws. One of the biggest concerns relates to how damages would be awarded...
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