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February 19, 2008
Industry attorneys say one of their top priorities this year is to convince state courts to overturn or dismiss cases in which plaintiffs use public nuisance laws to sue former makers...
February 4, 2008
Researchers at the two California universities say spotty regulatory oversight of toxic chemicals cost the state $2.6 billion in direct and indirect costs in 2004. The state’s...
February 4, 2008
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC; Cincinnati) have found that “drastically higher” levels of bisphenol A (BPA) were released from polycarbonate (PC) bottles...
February 4, 2008
EPA launched a program last week for voluntary reporting of engineered nanomaterials. The Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP) requests that firms submit information to the...
January 18, 2008
A spending bill passed by Congress late last month contains a mandate for EPA to coordinate with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) in developing a federal...
January 18, 2008
Several Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have asked federal worker safety authorities to examine potential dangers posed by cooking oils and sprays that contain diacetyl...
January 18, 2008
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that awarded Monsanto $375,000 from a Mississippi farmer who the company sued for planting Roundup Ready soybean seeds saved from...
January 18, 2008
Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit on behalf of local residents against Shell’s Deer Park, TX refining and petrochemical complex, alleging that state air regulators...
December 28, 2007
President Bush yesterday signed into law a funding package that includes a provision that upholds states’ right to enact chemical plant security laws that are stricter than the...
December 14, 2007
Dow Chemical is disputing EPA claims regarding the company’s progress on a dioxin cleanup project at its Midland, MI facility. EPA’s criticism of Dow was detailed in an...
December 14, 2007
The toxicology program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH; Bethesda, MD) says it will not conduct additional health effects testing on diethyl phthalate (DEP). NIH’s...
December 14, 2007
New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP; Trenton) has proposed rules that would speed the phaseout of dry cleaning solvent perchloroethylene (perc). The rules...
December 10, 2007
A panel of experts convened by the National Institute’s of Health toxicology program released its final report on suspected human health effects from exposure to bisphenol A...
December 10, 2007
A press release claiming to be written by the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP; Washington) was distributed to the media last Monday saying that the group was calling for a...
December 10, 2007
Companies that have adopted ACC’s Responsible Care program or Socma’s ChemStewards program are seeking advice on how most effectively to combine the new U.S. Department of...
December 3, 2007
A coalition of environmental and labor groups say they have filed a suit against the state of California for its “wholesale failure” to enforce the state’s...
December 3, 2007
Dow Chemical says it has agreed to an EPA consent order under which it must begin an emergency cleanup of a previously unknown dioxin “hot spot” in the Saginaw River...
December 3, 2007
EPA’s proposed rules on area source emissions could impose “significant costs” on specialty batch chemical manufacturers, Socma says. In particular, a proposed rule...
November 20, 2007
EPA Region 5 (Chicago) says it has found evidence of potential clean air and hazardous waste violations at Dow Chemical’s manufacturing facility at Midland, MI, part of...
November 20, 2007
A coalition of environmental groups is urging the federal government to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) after a biomonitoring project conducted earlier this year found...
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