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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"… st for the American Chemistry Council. A spokeswoman for the Maine DEP’s director, Patricia Aho, said any potential conflicts had been “thorough …"

"… e of TSCA overhaul in D.C. “It’s huge,” said Beth Ahearn, political director for the Maine Conservation Voters. “It creates all the reason we’ …"

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.

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"… ces. The federal Toxic Substances Control Act, passed in 1976, grants the Environmental Protection Agency power to require testing of dangerous compounds. Yet s …"

"… eir ability to protect consumers in their own states. Just last month, the Environmental Council of the States, a non-profit, non-partisan association of state e …"

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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"… by analyzing a Sunlight Foundation database of bills. When the Council of State Governments met for a conference on product safety last year, the session was sponsore …"

'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

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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"… y have to wait until after the November election, environmental groups and scientists said.The EPA’s risk assessments fail to consider the various ways Ameri …"

"… nores the vulnerabilities of infants, the elderly, and pregnant women, the scientists said at a Capitol Hill briefing held by Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families …"

"… and they’ve pulled out all the stops,” said Environmental Defense Fund scientist Richard Denison. If Democrats lose their majority in one or both chambers, …"

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