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 "North Carolina":

"… SCA. “We’re not getting much leadership at the federal level,” said North Carolina Rep. Pricey Harrison, who has attempted reform efforts in her state for si …"

"… kind of a shame, because I thought it was a good bill,” Danish said. In North Carolina, Democratic Rep. Harrison proposed the Toxic Free Kids Act this …"

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 "Louisiana":

"… Act, was the product of a compromise with Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana. Introduced May 22, it won the endorsement of nine Senate Republicans, alo …"

'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 "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… 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 of the agency’s lar …"

More hiring through 'green' chemistry?

By Jim Morris

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

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 "Environment":

"… ont,” said Abraham, “will only encourage future violations.” …"

"… s, freeing those projects from normally required review under the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA.The Energy Department — which has handed out NEPA …"

"… t allows us to put this matter behind us and move forward,” Turner added.Environmental advocates, meanwhile, viewed the settlement as business as usual for bot …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Lisa Jackson":

"… ice of Management and Budget. Insiders also say the new EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, hopes to sign the final rule by December, making it ready for possible pu …"