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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...
November 20, 2007
The Senate Commerce Committee recently passed legislation that would increase funding for the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC; Washington), and increase safety rules...
November 9, 2007
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee is considering shifting all or some of the biofuel provisions of its stalled energy bill to the 2007 farm bill, in case the energy...
November 9, 2007
Target (Minneapolis) says it will reduce use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and phthalates in certain products sold under its brand name during 2008. The retailer did not cite a reason...
November 9, 2007
Jurors in Louisiana have awarded $3.3 million in compensatory damages to six Nicaraguan plantation workers who sued Dole Fresh Fruit and Dow Chemical seeking compensation for alleged...
November 7, 2007
Up to 50% of chemical companies “are not fully prepared” for the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program...
October 30, 2007
Congress is debating more than a dozen bills that would cap or restrict greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but some of the bills are based on overly optimistic assumptions from the U.S...
October 30, 2007
Chemical industry groups are disputing a recent Greenpeace report detailing tests done to identify hazardous chemicals in Apple’s iPhone. The groups say that none of the...
October 30, 2007
The U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP; Washington), a coalition of companies and environmental organizations that has called on the federal government to enact laws to help reduce...
October 22, 2007
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R.) has signed legislation that will ban phthalates in toys and other products designed for children under the age of three, beginning in...
October 22, 2007
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials have told Socma members that the DHS’ plant security rule will require compliance for specific quantities of certain chemicals...
October 22, 2007
New product tests on several brand-name, U.S.-manufactured lipsticks show that more than half contain high levels of lead, says the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC; San Francisco), a...
October 15, 2007
Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a white paper recommending that the U.S. take up a mandatory cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG)...
October 15, 2007
EPA has approved methyl iodide, a methyl bromide alternative, for one year “under highly restrictive provisions governing its use,” the agency says. The pesticide is...
October 15, 2007
Dow AgroSciences says it has received EPA approval for two insect-control products that use spinetoram, a recently developed active ingredient for controlling pests that are common in...
October 15, 2007
The Department of Homeland Security has hired consulting firm ICF International (Fairfax, VA) as a contractor to help implement DHS’ chemical facility security rules. ICF says...
October 3, 2007
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC; Washington) says its testing of 14 popular air fresheners shows that more than 80% contain phthalates, and it has asked EPA and the federal...
October 3, 2007
More than 180 nations have agreed to speed up the phaseout of hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by amending certain provisions in the 1987 Montreal Protocol treaty on ozone depleting, which...
October 3, 2007
The FDA says Procter & Gamble (P&G) violated the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by claiming its triclosan-based hand sanitizer, sold under the name Early Defense, can...
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