States target toxic chemicals as Washington fails to act

By Ronnie Greene

In state capitols from Maine to Oregon, environmental advocates are filing bills to identify and ban noxious chemicals.

California bypasses feds, presses ahead on regulation of toxic chemicals

By Ronnie Greene

The state formally adopts new rules that go well beyond the flimsy federal protection net weakened by decades of D.C. delay.

In new battleground over toxic reform, American Chemistry Council targets the states

By Ronnie Greene

The fight between industry and activists over regulation of toxic chemicals has shifted from Washington, D.C., to state venues.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… l about environmental protection.” Reform bills filed, and fought, from Florida to Washington State Across the country, a pattern has emerged: State …"

"… t moving forward and hopefully get some public discussion going on.” In Florida, Rep. Mark Danish co-sponsored a bill this session to identify chemic …"

"… et consumers know which products contain potentially toxic chemicals, with Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection posting the information online. …"

"… day,” Danish said in an interview. After he proposed the bill, he said, Florida’s agricultural industry called a meeting, worried he was targeting pesti …"

Lautenberg chemical bill drawing skepticism

By Sam Pearson

A much-heralded bill to reform chemical safety is stirring concern among some state officials and environmental groups.

'Chemicals of concern' list stuck at OMB

By Chris Hamby and Jim Morris

A proposed EPA list of 'chemicals of concern' has been under review by the White House budget office for 638 days

More hiring through 'green' chemistry?

By Jim Morris

Study suggests way to revive an industry and create jobs. The industry blames Washington.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… 992, concludes the study, authored by two researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and commissioned by the BlueGreen Alliance, a partnership oflabo …"

DuPont penalized for hiding chemical health risks — again

By Kristen Lombardi

When the Environmental Protection Agency settled on Dec. 6 a major enforcement action against DuPont Co., for failing to report possible hea

Excerpts from this story referencing "Toxic Substances Control Act":

"… he environment,” making them subject to reporting requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act.The Center’s November story described how the Obama administration award …"

EPA toxic chemicals bill likely on hold until after election

By Chris Hamby

The way the Environmental Protection Agency evaluates the risks posed by toxic chemicals is badly in need of an overhaul, but any change wil

Expert: New toxic chemicals report “unprecedented”

By Jim Morris

In a new report, the President’s Cancer Panel emphatically reinforced what public health officials and activists have been saying for decade

New coal ash regulations coming?

By Kristen Lombardi

Now that the Environmental Protection Agency has ended years of delay and pledged to regulate coal ash — the often toxic combustion waste th