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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… re than gather dust. Among tens of thousands of chemicals in commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency has “only been able to require testing on a little more than 200 existin …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Karl Palmer":

"… lternatives. “We’re not only saying something should be taken out,” Karl Palmer, chief of the state’s Safer Consumer Products Branch, said in an intervi …"

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.

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"… the bare-knuckle war over toxic chemicals, the fight between industry and activists has shifted noticeably from Washington, D.C., to state venues such as the …"

"… ful chemicals or remove them from the shelves. In Connecticut, grassroots activists worked with state Rep. Diana Urban, a former professor of economics and p …"

"… a nonprofit headquartered in Falls Church, Va., and founded by Love Canal activist Lois Gibbs. Defeating state bills ranks among the ACC’s notable accompl …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Frank Lautenberg":

"… “significantly better than the status quo,” Denison wrote. …"

'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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environment":

"… e of Management and Budget for review.It’s still there.An attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency to create a “chemicals of concern” list — part o …"

"… ays — have become routine,” Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said in a statement.When OIRA does release the list, it st …"

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 "hazardous chemicals":

"… Pollin write. “Even low-end estimates of the health costs of exposure to hazardous chemicals amount to billions of dollars.” And the chemical industry “has the lar …"

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "hazardous chemicals":

"… of health and environmental advocates. The agency is required to evaluate hazardous chemicals under the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act.A recent report by the Nationa …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… Health, noted that only a few hundred of the 80,000 chemicals used in the United States have been tested for safety. In 2009, the panel said, about 1.5 million Am …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Clean Water Act":

"… er ways to tighten federal oversight of the ash. Of specific interest: the Clean Water Act (CWA), which is the primary law protecting streams, lakes, and wetlands fr …"