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.

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"… protect pregnant women and children from harmful chemicals, and where the head of the Department of Environmental Protection is a former lobbyist for the …"

"… e Conservation Voters. “It creates all the reason we’ve decided to go ahead on our own, because we cannot wait for TSCA reform.” …"

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.

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"… dustry — fueled by the American Chemistry Council, a $100-million-a-year advocacy group glittered with Fortune 500 partners — is flexing its muscles from …"

"… hy away from — or apologize for — its lobbying efforts. “We’re an advocacy organization,” said spokesman Scott Openshaw. “We’re in business to …"

"… nstance, notes that the Kennebec County Chamber of Commerce honored her “advocacy on behalf of the business community.” Under her watch, Maine has been s …"

"… feds. “They can’t win on science,” said Hulick, of the Connecticut advocacy group. “It became not about the health of kids. Somehow, that became sec …"

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.

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"… r, the department’s deputy director for legislation. Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said the bill could override the requir …"

'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

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"… ess of the mandated 90 days — have become routine,” Richard Denison, a senior scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund, said in a statement.When OIRA does rele …"

More hiring through 'green' chemistry?

By Jim Morris

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

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"… sen, a spokesman for the chemical industry’s main trade association, the American Chemistry Council, said the study “fails to recognize that a driver for job losses in the …"

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

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"… 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

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"… 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

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