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 "American Chemistry Council":

"… ts to revamp TSCA — from the industry’s $100 million lobbying arm, the American Chemistry Council, to the Environmental Defense Fund, an advocacy group, to the EPA itself. …"

"… ral Resources. As the Center for Public Integrity reported last year, the American Chemistry Council and other industry groups fight nearly every state measure, contending tha …"

"… y had in previous sessions, the Association of Washington Business and the American Chemistry Council pushed back against the flame retardants bill, officially filing oppositio …"

"… of the Department of Environmental Protection is a former lobbyist for the American Chemistry Council. A spokeswoman for the Maine DEP’s director, Patricia Aho, sai …"

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 "American Chemistry Council":

"… act when reliable scientific data indicates that action is needed.” The American Chemistry Council, an industry advocacy group, has opposed hundreds of state bills in recent …"

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 "Sunlight Foundation":

"… tatehouses from New Jersey to Oregon, the Center found by analyzing a Sunlight Foundation database of bills. When the Council of State Governments met for a c …"

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 "American Chemistry Council":

"… won the endorsement of nine Senate Republicans, along with the influential American Chemistry Council, a trade group.  A council spokesman called it “a balanced, compre …"

'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 "United States":

"… e employment trends and put people to work in the chemical industry in the United States.”The study estimates, for example, that if 20 percent of production shif …"

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 "Senate committee":

"… ainst “endless delay in the name of uncertainty.”In testimony before a Senate committee last December, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson called on Congress to pass r …"

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 "law protecting streams":

"… ash. Of specific interest: the Clean Water Act (CWA), which is the primary law protecting streams, lakes, and wetlands from pollution.On Thursday morning, the House Transpo …"